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Mike Schinkel made an excellent pointmade an excellent point on a question of mine recently regarding its wording. It didn't accurately describe the exact nature of the question, and rewording it has increased its value.

I've noticed this becoming more and more of a problem on stackoverflow recently, and it's something I'd like the WA community to be aware of. So, can we come up with some guidelines on the following:

  1. Questions vs. statements - IMO, wherever possible, titles should actually be questions including a question mark at the end!
  2. Moderation - are we generally agreed that moderators should be regularly cleaning up question titles? It would be nice if we weren't too precious about this and accepted, as a community, title edits from anyone with the permission to do so.
  3. Anything else?

There are several examples of poorly worded questions that I can currently see, including:

  • Permalink Problems
  • 5 blogs on one Wordpress site
  • Cleanup uploads folder, Media Library db structure
  • Wordpress stats API key
  • ...

IMO, if WA is to succeed as a wiki, this is a vital consideration.

Mike Schinkel made an excellent point on a question of mine recently regarding its wording. It didn't accurately describe the exact nature of the question, and rewording it has increased its value.

I've noticed this becoming more and more of a problem on stackoverflow recently, and it's something I'd like the WA community to be aware of. So, can we come up with some guidelines on the following:

  1. Questions vs. statements - IMO, wherever possible, titles should actually be questions including a question mark at the end!
  2. Moderation - are we generally agreed that moderators should be regularly cleaning up question titles? It would be nice if we weren't too precious about this and accepted, as a community, title edits from anyone with the permission to do so.
  3. Anything else?

There are several examples of poorly worded questions that I can currently see, including:

  • Permalink Problems
  • 5 blogs on one Wordpress site
  • Cleanup uploads folder, Media Library db structure
  • Wordpress stats API key
  • ...

IMO, if WA is to succeed as a wiki, this is a vital consideration.

Mike Schinkel made an excellent point on a question of mine recently regarding its wording. It didn't accurately describe the exact nature of the question, and rewording it has increased its value.

I've noticed this becoming more and more of a problem on stackoverflow recently, and it's something I'd like the WA community to be aware of. So, can we come up with some guidelines on the following:

  1. Questions vs. statements - IMO, wherever possible, titles should actually be questions including a question mark at the end!
  2. Moderation - are we generally agreed that moderators should be regularly cleaning up question titles? It would be nice if we weren't too precious about this and accepted, as a community, title edits from anyone with the permission to do so.
  3. Anything else?

There are several examples of poorly worded questions that I can currently see, including:

  • Permalink Problems
  • 5 blogs on one Wordpress site
  • Cleanup uploads folder, Media Library db structure
  • Wordpress stats API key
  • ...

IMO, if WA is to succeed as a wiki, this is a vital consideration.

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Do we have guidelines for question titles?

Mike Schinkel made an excellent point on a question of mine recently regarding its wording. It didn't accurately describe the exact nature of the question, and rewording it has increased its value.

I've noticed this becoming more and more of a problem on stackoverflow recently, and it's something I'd like the WA community to be aware of. So, can we come up with some guidelines on the following:

  1. Questions vs. statements - IMO, wherever possible, titles should actually be questions including a question mark at the end!
  2. Moderation - are we generally agreed that moderators should be regularly cleaning up question titles? It would be nice if we weren't too precious about this and accepted, as a community, title edits from anyone with the permission to do so.
  3. Anything else?

There are several examples of poorly worded questions that I can currently see, including:

  • Permalink Problems
  • 5 blogs on one Wordpress site
  • Cleanup uploads folder, Media Library db structure
  • Wordpress stats API key
  • ...

IMO, if WA is to succeed as a wiki, this is a vital consideration.