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This tag is for issues of what is allowable or desirable in question titles.

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Stop mentioning major concerns in title

On the Ask a Question page, users are currently faced with this: state the purpose of your code, and mention any major concerns. I have recently started commenting on many questions with this ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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How can we avoid redundant titles?

code-challenge posts are one example of can-get-tricky post titles, since we're a bunch of users posting "Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe" entries. Lots of other small projects have the same issue: Convert ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Improved title filter

I've just found the Improve “The Title Filter” responses question on SO meta. It would be great to filter additionally words like "review", "please", "please review", "review request", "my code", "...
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Prompt for more meaningful question titles

I'd like to make a feature request to elicit more meaningful question titles, because I'm tired of editing generic titles. Right now, when you ask a question, the title field contains the hint ...
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Should name of programming language be in the title of a question?

Almost every question on the website has the name of the programming language in its title. Also words like feedback, review etc. are unneeded I think as that is this website's purpose. I wanted the ...
Aseem Bansal's user avatar
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Does preventing exact duplicate titles makes sense here?

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: Considering our ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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"Please review / critique" in question's title

Would it be wise to consider such posts as a subject for "auto" edit or add to the faq? It seems redundant to ask for review explicitly on the site which purpose is to review the code by community. ...
Andrey Taptunov's user avatar
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Meaningful question titles [duplicate]

I visited Code Review the first time and noticed that many question titles are meaningless. For example I found the following titles on the front page. How can I make this program a bit more ...
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Can we remove the need for titles to be unique

I came across the following title on the HNQ list. I made a Guess the number game in Python This is a pretty poor title, but the OP isn't to blame for this. As you can see the title almost ...
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Vote to close and unclear titles

We usually VTC questions with titles that don't reflect the goal of the code. Examples of said titles: "How do I make this better?" "My code is not fast enough" "I'd like my code to be more pythonic" ...
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How should a canonical question title be formatted on Code Review?

See the following 2 questions and their title edits: Calculations with a table containing football data (revisions) Database output function (revisions) While I understand that having all questions ...
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Best of Code Review 2014 - Best Title category

Please post your nominations for the Best of Code Review 2014 - Best Title category. The question with the best title. In your nomination post, please make sure to include a link to the revision ...
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Usage of 'obsolete' on CR meta titles for locked posts

This question drew my eye today: and I found out there are several ...
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