When editing the title of Multiple FizzBuzz from a file, I first wanted to make the title "FizzBuzz from a file" but that exact title already exists which showed an error message:

A question with that title already exists; please be more specific

Considering our different definition of duplicates on Code Review (Just because code does the same thing doesn't mean that it is the same code, which doesn't make it a duplicate), does this error message make any sense on Code Review? Should we remove it? Can we remove it?

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    \$\begingroup\$ This is an SE-Wide restriction on titles. Luckily you can circumvent this by adding a few spaces at the end, that will get stripped out after the duplicate check :D \$\endgroup\$
    – Vogel612
    Nov 14, 2015 at 14:18

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I personally quite like that "warning", it inspires you to create titles that are more imaginative than "FizzBuzz from a file" - how about "IFSFB - Input File Specified FizzBuzz"

Do something different, something that will stand out.

The alternative will be thousands of questions called: "Singly Linked List", or "FizzBuzz", or "Project Euler #13"

If we allow 2, we allow 200 duplicates.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Also these duplicates then become hard to distinguish without re-reading the question body, and people posting iterations of their code may repeatedly use the same title without modification, making it hard to know the order. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 16, 2015 at 9:13

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