Referring to my previous question, I typed the title as Lost REPUTATION ! but I got Lost REPUTATION? Is this a bug? Or some secret feature?


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This isn't a bug, it's a feature. Typically questions aren't statements, but questions. So Stack Exchange lightly nudges you to the correct punctuation.

  • The fourth point in the answer is Spaces before trailing punctuation removed... in my case they are not only removing the space but also the exclaimation mark. So the problem isnt actually solved as stated by the answer.
    – Ashu
    Commented May 12, 2012 at 18:45
  • Right, the answer states that Stack Exchange will remove excessive punctuation (like the !) and replace it with a ?. In addition they will also remove the space between the last word and the punctuation mark. Commented May 12, 2012 at 20:25
  • so in the end what can be done?
    – Ashu
    Commented May 12, 2012 at 20:48
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    Instead of trying to force the software to accept a variation of the less-informative "Lost REPUTATION !", use the better "Why did I lose reputation?" or "How can I see how I lost reputation?" as a title to your question. Commented May 13, 2012 at 3:54
  • good point. ill make the change.
    – Ashu
    Commented May 13, 2012 at 7:30

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