I have recently posted two different questions, both with the tag "reference-request". Today I noticed that in the tabs of Chrome they are marked differently. The first tab reads reference request - Title of the Question, while on the second one it is written Title of the Question - reference request. Why is that?

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    $\begingroup$ I blame the dark wizards. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 11:53
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps you could post a screenshot? $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 12:11

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The most popular tag in the question is added to the HTML title, if it isn't found in the actual question title.

From When are tags included in the HTML title of the question page?

Since you used the word "reference" in your question Reference for LPV controls, the system decided it would be redundant to include the tag "reference-request".

SE takes SEO seriously. But if you wish, you can Remove the most popular tag from the title using JavaScript.

  • $\begingroup$ Great, thank you very much! $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 17:01

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