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I am creating a programming language, Linny, and have asked two questions (First Question Here, Second Question Here). As I continue to improve the language, I intend on asking more questions to review the new code. I'm having problems about how I should format the next few questions I'm going to ask. How should I format the question title to make it clear it's the newest version of the code, without having the titles be basically the same and possibly spam? Should I format my titles like:

  • Linny: Language Development Stage 3
  • Linny: Language Development Stage 4
  • etc..

But I feel like the titles are too closely related and could be flagged as spam, annoying to some users, or uninteresting. Let me know if I am allowed to do this, so I can edit my titles accordingly. In the future, is this title scheme for a topic that contains multiple questions acceptable? Thank you for your time in reading this.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Maybe something like "Linny Language Stage 2: Functions and Flow Control" -- a word or two about what's new since last version? \$\endgroup\$ – user11536834 Jul 27 at 19:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ Remember that the title should state what your code does, so maybe something like "Reversing the Polarity of the Neutron Flow (Linny Stage 3)". \$\endgroup\$ – 1201ProgramAlarm Jul 28 at 0:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user11536834 That would be much, much better than the current suggestion. \$\endgroup\$ – Mast Jul 28 at 7:38
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Let me know if I am allowed to do this

You're allowed to do this, and it has been done before. However, it's not a particularly good idea with regards to question clarity and quality. This is one of those cases where if you can do it better, you probably should do it better.

Examples that such a scheme has been done before:

What in my opinion a better approach would be, and already suggested by user11536834, is telling a little more about what's been done in this iteration:

All of a sudden you have a descriptive title while still having similar enough titles to identify the questions as being part of a group.

Minor note: titles really shouldn't Be Fully Capitalized because that makes them unnecessarily hard to read, but blame the papers for setting the wrong example...

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