I noticed that $\LaTeX$ is not used in title of following question

Prove that $1 + 4 + 7 + · · · + 3n − 2 = \frac {n(3n − 1)}{2}$

Before I click edit button, I noticed that it has received over $2000$ views, I checked Hot network questions, and it was there

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I, therefore decided to keep it as it is. Was it a good decision to make, If not please Let me know and I'll edit it.

Edit: The question was edited! End of popularity!

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    $\begingroup$ Why are you requesting that others don't edit it? $\endgroup$ Dec 5, 2014 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ @JonasMeyer Just for fun! $\endgroup$ Dec 5, 2014 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ You're 47 edits behind, better stop wasting time on meta! $\endgroup$ Dec 5, 2014 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ @JonasMeyer Now $43$ $\endgroup$ Dec 5, 2014 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ There were some related discussion on this site, you might have a look here, or on some of questions from this search. $\endgroup$ Dec 5, 2014 at 13:34
  • $\begingroup$ You could undo the title edit. :) But on the other hand, maybe it got enough minutes of fame already. $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Dec 5, 2014 at 15:32

1 Answer 1


Should I really edit Titles

In general: yes, you should, along with everything else. When needed. Too often, editors overlook the title when fixing a post. Here's a suggested edit I saw just now:


In your example, the title is perfectly readable, even if the lining numbers in Georgia are not to everyone's liking. I would leave it be; there are far worse things around.

Hot List is not the primary consideration here, but as long as the question is not embarrassment, having it there is slightly better than not having it. More people will learn something about induction as a result.



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