I just today came a cross couple of questions (here and here) with long long titles. It is really annoying and makes the SE page looks ugly.

Shouldn't be a rule for this?



The questions mentioned in the links have been edited and the titles are now shorter than before.

  • Titles should also start with a capital letter, unless they start with xkcd of course :). Dec 17, 2014 at 12:15
  • ( ゚Д゚)I didn't know!……
    – xzczd
    Dec 17, 2014 at 13:06

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I think with rare exception a title can be made significantly shorter than that without losing all meaning and uniqueness. I encourage users to edit over-length titles when they encounter them. If any details exist only in the title please move them to the question body.

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    On the other hand, don't make it too short and unique :P
    – rm -rf Mod
    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:37
  • @rm-rf LOL -- You are still welcome to rename that question!
    – Mr.Wizard
    Dec 17, 2014 at 17:03
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    Quite a few beginner questions have "Mathematica" in the title. IMHO that should always be removed, as in 99.99% of the cases it is utterly redundant on this site. "Problem with..." is a good second I'd say. Dec 17, 2014 at 20:26

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