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Issues of what is allowable or desirable in question titles.

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Enforce accurate titles more strictly

The questions I view here have repetitive or inaccurate titles. I think this site as whole would be more useful if people paid more attention to titles. and, I think that can happen if we are more ...
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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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Should I really edit Titles

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 ...
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Why no use displaystyle in titles?

Why can't I use \displaystyle or $$ in titles? What's the problem? I'm not sure if it's necessary to use in titles, but I am ...
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Edit of headline caused URL to break?

After posting this question I sent the corresponding URL via email to somebody. In the meantime a user has edited the headline of my question which rendered my old link invalid. I used the URL in my ...
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Title formatting of LaTeX in StackExchange hot questions list

There is the StackExchange menu at the top left on every site in our network. It opens a popup box with Hot Questions, All Sites,...
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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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Should latex be discouraged in titles

Something I have been wondering about. I have seen people remove latex from question titles, replacing it with a general phrase describing the kind of problem being solved. For example, instead of "...
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For titles on questions, which of these is better: Author of the book- Chapter number- Exercise number-, the exercise explicitly or Both?

Regarding the titles on questions, Is better The author of the book, the chapter number and the exercise number. The exercise as explicit or informative as possible (not always possible tho :( )....
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How can I edit a title?

The text of a question had already been edited, but the title needed editing too. I couldn't do this, except via the "improve edit" function. But then my edit was rejected as too insubstantial (even ...
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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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Are we running out of “standard” titles?

I ran across this question. As usual it had a very boring title. Namely, "How to solve this system of equations??" Usually I'd edit away the superfluous question mark, but I was quickly informed ...
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Pop up box prompting upper case start of title

I had asked this one the Meta SE before, however due to many titles involving code from SO, it was not taken too lightly. I am going to reform this question and ask it here as it is really mostly ...
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How should multiple how-to questions' titles about the same topic differ?

Take a look at these two questions: How to prove $a^n < n!$ for all $n$ sufficiently large, and $n! \leq n^n$ for all $n$, by induction? How to prove $n < n!$ if $n > 2$ by induction? Both ...
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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 ...
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The math symbols cannot be correctly displayed in titles and comments (in Stack Exchange Android App) [duplicate]

The question is as the title. More specifically, as a frequent mathematics stack exchange user, when I used my cell phone to check the stack exchange app, I feel very disappointed that the math ...
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What should be the title for this problem?

While reading the general solutions of trigonometric equations, I came to this: The equation $\sin\theta = k$ is satisfied by two values of $\theta$ of the form $\alpha$ & $\pi - \alpha$ in ...
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How to open a some questions in a new tab?

From a list of questions one could right-click and choose "open in new tab" in Chrome/Mozilla. But when the title of the equation is an equation, and only an equation, only a MathJax popup shows up. ...
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Sacrificing the grammar of title of questions for clear visibility of relevance in related links on the side

Having seen many titles similar to Help needed with P How to Solve P What is the best way of tackling P A differential/Integral/Sum/Algebra question etc. ( where P is latexified math part ) The ...
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Better title for “Real life and death issue…”

In r.e.: Optimizing response times of an ambulance corp: short-term versus average I think it would be a good idea to give this a meaningful title.
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Why is there a question with the non-descriptive title *Function “Love Triangle”*?

When asking a question the title text-box has the instruction and there are some guidelines on how to write a good title in the How to ask a good question meta-thread. In my mind Function “Love ...
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MathJax on simple numbers, the HNQ and a game of 21

In question titles, should "simple numbers" – those numbers that stand on their own and which do not require any $\TeX$ symbols to express cleanly – be put into MathJax anyway? Examples ...
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double Latex tags (Open and Close) multiple times in title Broke Math.stackExchange.com sorry!

Sorry, I made the title in one of my questions contain $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ and it broke the page here: Possible new definition of Gamma (Euler-Mascheroni ...
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Can not formulate title for the question [closed]

INTRODUCTION: I am a programmer who saw this site "from" StackOverflow in hope to ask here for help with a specific problem. Things developed reasonably well, but the answer I got did not entirely ...
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What a good title should be?

In guidance How to ask a good question. it states: Make your title your question Use your title to convey as much information about your question as possible. Since the tags already convey the ...
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When a very short subject line is too long

Showing $\frac{|\overrightarrow{A_1B}|}{|\overrightarrow{A_1C}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{B_1C}|}{|\overrightarrow{B_1A}|}\frac{|\overrightarrow{C_1A}|}{|\overrightarrow{C_1B}|}=1$ implies $AA_1$, $BB_1$,...

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