Is it good practice to attach [SOLVED] to a solved question's title? I know this helps a lot when searching forums, but in a SO environment there is a visual clue for solved questions.

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    Please never do this and if you see it, remove it.
    – Oli Mod
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 17:56
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    But don't remove just that! Check for other improvements that could be done to the post ;)
    – Braiam
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 18:25
  • I always do, but thanks for pointing it out. ;) Anyway, is there a default resolution/convention I can link to when commenting to the OP about the reason for the edit? Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 18:40
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    Using the title for indicating a property of the question is semantically incorrect. Just sayin'... Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 19:24
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    It's just a question.. why the downvotes?
    – Salman
    Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 9:54
  • @NathanOsman, could you help me rephrase the question, then? Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 11:19
  • @SalmanPK, beats me. :-/ Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 11:20

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Marking an answer as accepted is the signal that the question is solved. We are not a forum, and there are mechanisms to look for questions that have answers and are accepted answers:

If someone's answer solved your question, mark it as accepted or upvote it. Please, don't edit questions to add [SOLVED] to the title. If you see a question that has the answer embedded in the question, either comment to the author that he could answer his own question, or edit the question and add the answer yourself.

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