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"Flood" of "Doing something in [language]" titles

It's true that language in a title should be avoided whenever possible. There is another obstacle though that we need to deal with. Given the way Code Review works, there are essentially no ...
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Punny/Playful Titles Policy

A pun is only a pun if it relates to something meaningful. Something like: "The trip to the arctic was so cool" is only funny because there's two meanings to the word. The same has to be true with a ...
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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. I find this entire premise very, very, very sad and completely contrary to the very welcoming spirit that made this site ...
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Multiple related question titles

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 ...
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Given CR's question title policy, how to title a second question about the same program?

Creating different titles for follow-ups is difficult, so most follow-up questions tend to have very similar titles which is perfectly fine. Some options for naming a follow-up question is: XYZ ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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Punny/Playful Titles Policy

I think that as long as these titles reflect what the code does to a certain extent, it should be fine. To go with your examples : "Hooked on Windows" : It's not that clear. The pun's there, that's ...
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Titles that reference external resources

Should these titles be edited to summarise the problem statement? Yes. Peilonrayz has already quoted the relevant text here, but came IMO to the wrong conclusion. The relevant FAQ talks about a ...
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Should Code Review serve as a refactoring cookbook?

Getting the best value out of Code Review I disagree with the premise that Code Review is about "Whatever your XXX, apply YYY". Code Review looks at your code, holistically and in the context of its ...
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Should Code Review serve as a refactoring cookbook?

The point with CR (again - IMnsHO) is rather to present a proper, readable and maintainable coding style. This is where we might disagree. The point of Code Review Stack Exchange is to ask for ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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Punny/Playful Titles Policy

We can do better. It is possible to write a title that is both informative and punny. Compare these two titles: (Original) Hangman my logic compared to others (New) A different way to execute a ...
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I do not understand the feedback about my title

Your title doesn't match the site's standard. Is this an appropriate use of async/await combined with Task continuation? The title is what you want out of the review however pretty much all Code ...
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Should Code Review improve the new-question Title hint?

Since all titles have to be unique[a] [b] users can run into problems titling questions. The example in [b] shows users are being forced to turn simple question titles into bloated titles; "I ...
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Should I change the question's title or body, and/or create another question?

As a rule of thumb, don't change the intent of a question that has answers. Post a follow up. But, after few days I realize that the real issue in my problem wasn't really what I asked in the title ...
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Titles that reference external resources

I will only address the question "Should titles reference external resources", to which I believe the answer is: Yes. It's perfectly acceptable to reference external resources in titles. If I see ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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Titles that reference external resources

No, they are fine as is The comment you posted was: The current question title isn't useful without the external resource. Please edit to summarize the requirement in your own words. Please see ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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Should Code Review improve the new-question Title hint?

This guidance for the the "Title" field on the Ask Question page (which currently reads "Be specific and imagine you’re asking a question to another person") is set on a network-...
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