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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: answers:3 questions that have 3 or more answers. answers:0 questions that have no answers. isaccepted:yes answers marked as accepted. hasaccepted:no questions that don't have ...


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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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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 understand it just fine. I always assumed it's a result of "how-to"s being popular on the internet. People see, people do. They see titles like that, and may not ...


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Edit that out, make them questions, review the body of the post and improve it to reflect the title. Daily job, daily task, those have no need to be there. We all know what the site is all about ;)


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When it's unclear if something is on Ubuntu, it makes sense for Ubuntu to be in the title. The same is true for Linux, GNU/Linux, and similar terms. This is sometimes the case. But usually, these terms are superfluous, and take up space, distracting from what's important. So they should usually be edited out.


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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 network management framework of Ubuntu is NetworkManager, go for it.


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They're sorted by popularity of each tag. The tag with the most previous questions becomes the main tag for the question and that's appended to the title. I believe this is as much for search engine optimisation as anything else. It helps people on Google quickly see what the question they're going to click through to is about. By extension, tags that ...


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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 following point, questions do not change with each release of Ubuntu (there are some that are very specific to a version, but normally are bugs), and editing ...


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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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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 title field. As soon as I attempted to post my question, the title was automatically made blank and this warning appeared. So, it looks like we actually have ...


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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 (when a title “help me i cant read my file!!!!! urgent!!!!!” gets posted as “help me i cant read my file!!!!! urgent”), it does occasionally misfire when the ...


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None of the tags are included automatically in the question's title. The title of a question is the text displayed immediately above question's body and voting arrows. It is also displayed in lists of questions and search results. Often the most popular tag is added to the title of the question page, which appears on the browser window or tab for the ...


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"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 found. As already mentioned, language changes, and the internet has sped this process. There's no point in fighting it — just accept it as "an Internet thing," ...


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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 GIMP questions tagged only with gimp, seem to have some form of "gimp" in their title. Which makes sense if you're asking a question about GIMP. Using Data.SE, ...


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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 or replace a huge amount of that context, it's probably a bum edit and you should probably start a new question. A good indication (though not always a limiting ...


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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, NetworkManager is an executable name, and Network Manager is the name of the software. Arguably. And arguably "network manager" is simply wrong, if it's ...


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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. That said I think this might be a bit of a loaded question. To my knowledge the StackExchange Network uses English in general rather than a specific variation, ...


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