I'm having a doubt that, recently I found this question in Askubuntu :How do I watch Youtube videos?
On seeing that my instinct told me to edit the question as : Flash player not working in firefox
But on the second thought I knew that how will the people with poor tech interaction will find such a question with tech specifications in the site. So what is recommended? Let it remain as is?

P.S: I didn't meant this question only

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    Never edit a question's title away from an actual question. The title is supposed to be a question. "Flash player not working in firefox" is not a question.
    – user98085
    Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 17:00
  • Then, "How to repair the flash player?"
    – Varun
    Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 17:05

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"How do I " questions are encouraged for search optimization since it's what people that are trying to find an answer will use.

A user will search for "how do i get youtube working"

Tech terms are tags.

A technical person will browse the firefox and flash tags.

Opinion from experience, but someone may disagree.

  • i don't understand what you meant
    – Varun
    Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 16:29
  • See if the edit clarifies it. Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 16:30
  • I meant what if I edit the question to 'flash not working in firefox'
    – Varun
    Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 16:32
  • No. A user won't search for that set of words. Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 16:33
  • @hbdgaf i think askubuntu.com/questions/400550/how-do-i-watch-youtube-videos it is an off-topic ques. Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 16:49
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    It's not. It just doesn't say on Ubuntu. It's implied though. Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 17:18

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