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Issues of what is allowable or desirable in question titles.

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Why not add the title of the question in the preview while writing it?

Sometimes I don't know if the $\LaTeX$ used in the title of a question I'm writing is correct. Why is not added the title preview of the question when one is writing it to avoid typos? Just like it's ...
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Latex preview on question title?

Almost every single time I type a question I end up having to go back and edit the title due to no latex preview. Obviously you can write the title in the body first to check it but it's very easy to ...
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Slightly more informative error messages when the title is too long

Titles are limited to 150 characters. This is a reasonable limitations, but with $\rm\LaTeX$ one can easily go beyond that. Since it is impossible to a priori judge the length of the compiled $\rm\...
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Obvious wrong formulation of a question in the title, not edited by Asker. What to do?

Update: 2 Reflection see at end Update: 1 I have just edited the title of the question and created a new question where I have added my given answer. This question asks in the title for $\qquad \...
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More Precise Question Titles and Tags

One of my aims in editing is detailing titles to help users pinpoint the germane post. Are there any stopgaps for muzzy titles? For example, a search for "help" yields $> 38,000$ questions which ...
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Not having pure Latex as titles

A few times I have been told to not to turn the titles to Latex only as that stops them from being indexed by search engines. I see two problems with that : 1.What seems natural humans behaviour ...
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making certain question types more searchable

Suppose someone wants help evaluating a complicated integral. Short of cramming the entire integral into the title, I'm not sure how a person can descriptively choose a title for the question. That is ...
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Cannot open question that contains only formulas

On an iPad, when I press and hold on the title of a question that contains only formulas, such as this one, I get "Copy" instead of the usual "Open / Open in New Tab / ..." menu. If I just tap on the ...
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Question title missing

So this came up on the main page The second question has no title apparently. Clicking on "Awesome"'s username takes me to the user page, where I see the same thing. Is this a bug? Also apparently ...
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Must the question be explicitly stated in the body, or can the question be in the title only?

Recently posted was Find the sequence with following property. My problem with this one is that the problem is never stated anywhere except the title. Should it be required that questions must also ...
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Increasing the 150 character limit for the the Titles to allow proper description of math in the question.

a not too long math formulae's that are required to be in the title to make the referring links meaning full rather than having content like : "Odd sum problem" , "Interesting integral question" etc. ...
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Best practices: A given answer resolves question text, but not question title

In this question, the answer answers the question posed in the question text. But the question posed in the question title is actually different, and may also be interesting. What are best practices ...
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\newcommand does and does not work in titles

\newcommand within a question has in my experience failed to work in titles. In this question when I hit "reload", I see the backslash and Th in red; i.e. it doesn't work. But when I click on "edit" ...
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How to fix botched title edit?

I edited the title of this question to remove the \displaystyle in the title, but, in the process, I deleted a brace. As a result, it won't compile; but the edit ...
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Long and full of math titles

Is it right to have titles long and full of math, spanning on more than two lines, like this Voyager mission polynomials. Prove that for any $p(x)$ $|p(x)(1+x+x^3+x^4+x^6)|+|p(x)(1+x^3+x^4+x^5+x^6)|\...
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Constructing a good title for some question categories

This seems quite difficult for me especially that I am interested for questions related to series and integration. Usually you want your question to be easily discovered by search engines but this is ...