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Title does not specify "On Hold"

Testing the app, I noticed the title does not specify if a question is "On Hold" ... I haven't checked specifically, but would assume it doesn't specify as "Duplicate" either ... Or am I missing it ...
Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2's user avatar
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Is Unicode in Hot Network Questions question titles allowed?

One of my recent questions on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, titled ☁ A Little Cloud ☁, was renamed in an edit to Little Chandler is sad. Draw him a cloud to cheer him up. I don't mind the title ...
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Can I ask a question with a second title?

I just have posted this question in Unix & Linux, I don't know if its title fits the rule: Failed to get canonical path of `/tmp/kcm-grub2-0/boot/grub'. (Grub2 Bootloader can't access Windows 8 ...
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Suggested edit title is truncated in inline review

I happened to browse a question with a pending suggested edit, which I have the privilege to review. Ok, click on edit(1). That title looks incomplete. But in the actual suggestion, there are more ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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Is "Hot Question Potential" an upvote reason?

I saw a comment in this question, which has indeed a title that would fit in the Hot-Questions. Why am I so unfit? +1 for potential Hot Question title. But is this a reason to upvote a ...
Philipp Sander's user avatar
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Editing title of question

When creating a question I can't put the word problem in the title. I actually can when editing the title of a question. Is this a bug?
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Answer doesn't answer question but answers title and Google

This answer answers the title of its question, but misses out a key request in the body of the question. It also answers a basic Google search, and I suspect this is why it is steadily accumulating ...
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Are the questions with TeX markup in titles excluded from Hot Network Questions?

Over the years, users of non-MathJax-enabled sites complained about unparsed TeX markup in the titles of Hot Network Questions coming from Mathematics and other MathJax-enabled sites. For example: ...
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If a title is too long can the message say how many characters need to be removed? [duplicate]

After typing a title that is longer than 150 characters and the focus goes elsewhere, a bubble pops up saying "Title cannot be longer than 150 characters". Can the message say how long the title is ...
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How I can get questions where the body is the same as the title?

It is know that many questions have the same body and title, So I wanted to create a query to show them all, but this don't work : select as [Post Link], -- Question title. Count(...
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Should I edit a title when unnecessary phrases are used like "what should I do?"

Today I reviewed a question and saw the phrase "What should I do?" at the end of the question. The edit was rejected. The SO article says: ...
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Can we get Markdown support in questions' `title` field?

It would be nice to add Markdown support on the question's title field. It seems a bit inconsistent when it’s already available in the body and question's comments. What do you think?
Édouard Lopez's user avatar
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Long title with no spaces flows into the sidebar

When this question is shown in a review queue its title flows into the sidebar because the title doesn't contain any spaces. If there is a simple solution and that page is touched can this be fixed? ...
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Can we have the filter automagically denies "question about" in a question title?

This is one of my pet peeves: question titles that start with "question about [topic]." The OP could at least summarize it like this: "Difference between [topic A] and [topic B]." Maybe not deny any ...
Anonymous Penguin's user avatar
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Refreshing a question with a changed title doesn't readjust title height

Observed consistently on Android App v1.0.35 on a HTC One running Android 4.4.2: Open a question with a single-line title, in both the App and in your desktop browser Edit the question in the desktop ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Title being rejected on StackOverflow [duplicate]

I'm trying to post a question/answer on StackOverflow and it won't accept any title I give it, saying "This title doesn't meet our quality standards". I've tried every possible wording that makes any ...
phil-daniels's user avatar
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Why is the title of a target questions in comments only shown in the title hover?

If I post a link to a Question in a comment, why is it only shown in the Title and not as visible link? For example in Questions If I post this URL: Storing Objects in HTML5 localStorage It is ...
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Make question links display as titles on profile pages site-wide

I just had a look at my profile and noticed this: (displayed as such) - - -
Bernhard Barker's user avatar
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Is it useful to tag a question when the tag is already (appropriately) in the title?

Not to rehash Should questions include "tags" in their titles?, but after some amount of searching, I haven't found a discussion of the inverse scenario. To illustrate, here's the question ...
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Word wrap bug in question titles on new meta.SE theme [duplicate]

One of my meta.SE questions was just edited, making the title longer in the process. Turns out it was too long, and the text doesn't wrap: it gets cut off. On questions with really, really long ...
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Should I write the error message as title of my question?

Most of the time that people search in the internet, they look for an error message, so is expected that to help SEO we should add the error message in the title. Is a good behavior?
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"Possible spoilers" in the title, and what to do about it

I just came across this post on Sci-Fi (well, actually on the Hot Network Questions list): In Game of Thrones season 2, why do they (possible spoilers)? Someone edited the title because it contains ...
Bernhard Barker's user avatar
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Title bug for character "problem"? [duplicate]

I tried to create a question before any I notice that was some possible bug here. Why i cannot use character "problem", but others can ? is this bug ? or any mistake make by me ?
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Mass renaming of "How to"-titled questions

Many questions (including mine) happen to be titled How to ... ?, which is not good English. This is bad. Maybe that's how I "learned" the "rule" about How to ...? in the first place... Shall we ...
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Why is the area Area 51 proposal title limit 150 characters?

I know that some titles for proposals may be long, but does anyone really need to call a proposal Those awkward days when you can't remember what your name is but you know what your favorite ...
eshimoniak's user avatar
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Searching seems to match text in title and body but not tags?

I wrote up a question on stackoverflow "How to insert an NSDate into a column in an Azure managed database?" and added three tags: ios azure and nsdate I wanted to find the question so I searched for ...
software evolved's user avatar
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How to manage questions with the exact same title? [duplicate]

Can you have a look to the following questions? They have exactly the same title. How are extension methods compiled? Why are "static" and "this" needed for extension methods, ...
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Questions with the same name [duplicate]

If you try to ask a question and a question with the same title exists you get this message: Your question couldn't be submitted. Please see the error above. To pass that people do things like ...
Marius Bancila's user avatar
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'R' instead of 'r' in automatic tag-in-title mechanism [duplicate]

SO has a mechanism to add one of the tags, if not alread appearing in the question's title, to the html page title, like this: {tag} - {question title}. In addition, even if tags represent terms that ...
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Long question title getting cut on Android app

I just posted this question using the Android app and the title turned out to be a bit lengthy. As a result, part of it is not visible on the Android app: The full title is "Separate the 'Sort by' ...
Ivaylo Strandjev's user avatar
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Recommendations for putting obscure language in title

Some users have the idea that under no circumstances should the language be put in the title of a question. In general, I agree with this, but in the case of more obscure or specialized languages I ...
Tyler Durden's user avatar
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Auto-capitalization of question titles

Would it be possible to implement an auto-correction mechanism on the title box to make the first word always capitalized? It's not a big deal, but it could help those who are not familiar with ...
clabacchio's user avatar
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Should I update the question title to a better one, which contains terms not known to OP?

I'm talking specifically about this question. Currently the title is not very clear as to what is being is asked. Would it be better to change the title to: Why giving explicit type arguments to ...
Rohit Jain's user avatar
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Is a suggested edit that makes question titles into actual questions a good suggestion?

Right now, user shenku is suggesting a lot of edits, where the title of a question is only changed to make it a “proper question” as in adding some interrogative word and a question mark at the end. ...
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What are the criteria for an acceptable question title? [duplicate]

I am trying to post a question, but the title of the question is apparently not of an acceptable quality, resulting in an error. What are the criteria for an acceptable question title?
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Bracketed tags in question titles: The Return

This has been a long time coming, people have found a workaround to the automatic removal of bracketed tags in question titles: with spaces. For example: Handling AsyncCallback [ GWT ] Now, the ...
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"These words are not allowed in titles"... But is there anyway...?

I went to edit this question and noticed this... Bearing in mind this was pre-edit - how did the question successfully post in the first place? To clarify, revision 2 of this post has this: ...
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When are tags included in the HTML title of the question page?

I see that there are two ways to derive the HTML title from the question. Here some "random" examples. Tag-prefixed question: c - format string vulnerability - printf - Stack Overflow classloader - ...
Wolf's user avatar
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Quoting commands that have quotes ... in question title: is there a correct way?

Let's assume an OP wishes to juxtapose the validity of, or difference between two commands in the question title. Both commands do quote a string, like puts "foo" and p "foo". To improve legibility, ...
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"Help with" title restriction present in edit, but not original posting

I was just trying to remove some of the noise from this question, then it complained that "Help with" may not appear in the title. It seems like a bug that there's a restriction in editing that's not ...
Bernhard Barker's user avatar
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Questioning the removal for a tag on my question I created a tag to indicate that problem referred to Microsoft's hosteed TFS (Visual studio online) and not to a standard 'in house hosted TFS'. ...
Preet Sangha's user avatar
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Avoid or format `backticks` in titles

I see more and more titles with backticks in the title (like mine here)... For example: Parse div `data` into JavaScript function (renamed by Bart meanwhile) Is this a good practice? I guess not ...
Maxime Lorant's user avatar
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Why is placing the tag name in the question title bad? [duplicate]

I often see edits which remove tags like "C#", "SQL", etc. from question titles. Why are tags in titles considered bad practice? It doesn't make things unclear; it doesn't confuse anybody. But, most ...
Sasha's user avatar
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Exclamation(!) turned in to question mark(?) in title field [duplicate]

I just submitted a question (Untrusted connection!) with an exclamation (!) at the end of the title (with one space between the word and the exclamation) but it turned in to question mark (?). I ...
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Changing the title of a popular question

I changed the title of this popular question from: Is this an g++ optimization bug? to: Different floating point result with optimization enabled - compiler bug? but I am having second thoughts. ...
Wayne Conrad's user avatar
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Should the title of this question be edited? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out what are good practises for editing questions, and since I don't think there are rules you can always follow, I'll try giving specific cases. For example, this question's ...
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Should the "title" field be at the bottom when asking a question?

So I was reading this (very nice!) Q&A and noticed the following: If you're having trouble summarizing the problem, write the title last - sometimes writing the rest of the question first can ...
Benjamin Gruenbaum's user avatar
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I disagree with an edit rollback, what do I do next?

Today I edited this question to be more compact and actually state the problem, in order to use it as a reference question for any time a user posts an "I get a 500 Internal server error!" question. ...
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Is "How to..." a good title?

I see a lot of titles that start with "How to..." Personally, I think that is a bad title, but in A: How do I write a good title?, How to UPSERT in Oracle (update or insert into a table)? ...
The Guy with The Hat's user avatar
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Cannot write a question with the word 'question' in the title [duplicate]

I can't "save edits" to the following question: Open Source Question Answering Frameworks , because it has the word 'Question' in the title. I understand the rationale behind not allowing this word ...
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