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Should I change question title of: Some services won't start a startup?

Something like "Sickbeard and Sabnzbdplus won't start at boot" is a much more specific title, I think you should rename it.
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Are questions starting with "How to..." okay?

I do get irked and usually edit those to "How do I ...", and would accept edits which do the same thing (assuming other changes, if any, are OK). However: It's fairly common here, and people ...
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What are the implications of various CAPPED/spaced keywords in a title? Should title keyword match package spelling?

I always prefer the technical correct name. Yes, someone might not know the term: he could ask in a comment I could respond the user learned something new ... Profit! So, if the actual name of the ...
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Edit question title or make new question?

Questions are, in essence, timeless. Normally the only things that has to take care of the context (or version of Ubuntu) are answers themself. They are more fluid that questions. Which comes to the ...
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Title cannot contain "../.."

There is a bit of automated rewriting on titles, that strip punctuation other than question marks (and removes spaces before punctuation marks, too). While most of the time this goes largely unnoticed ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

Reported on Meta.SE, it is a network wide bug... I found 10+ posts across the network with similar titles. My pronouns are He / Him
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific

You underestimate the industriousness of our users. There is actually a warning shown: I just got the popup shown above when trying to post a question with no title. I simply never clicked on the ...
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Are questions starting with "How to..." okay?

"How to" is a frequently-used phrase, to the extent that you'll find "howto" being used as a generic name. Many people Google "how to…", which means that these questions and their answers will be ...
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Why do certain tags also go in tab title?

From some quick observations, it seems to pick the first tag (ordered by populatiry, descending) that isn't already in the title. If all the tags are in the title, it won't prepend anything. All the ...
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Edit question title or make new question?

A slight point of contention is that some problems really do change with the version they're based on so their question is best left being version specific. If part of an edit requires you to remove ...
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What are the implications of various CAPPED/spaced keywords in a title? Should title keyword match package spelling?

As Braiam says, when there's a technically correct name that's probably best most of the time. Like you say, here it's not really clear what's correct. Arguably, network-manager is a package name, ...
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What are the implications of various CAPPED/spaced keywords in a title? Should title keyword match package spelling?

I'm not sure what concequences will be of using the different ways, but I'd love to know. The site's grammar will never be perfect, because most people here aren't English experts; I'm certainly not. ...
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