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Why are titles being edited from questions to phrases?

In 2011 and 2012 there were discussions on Meta about ensuring that titles were grammatically correct questions. I seem to remember there was a campaign to edit new questions to ensure that: A ...
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How can we clarify question titles?

This was first touched upon last September where it was decided that question titles need to be actual, clear questions and not vague titles. I think this is an extremely important, fundamental part ...
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Change title font to prevent confusion between the number zero and letter o (0o)

Numbers display strangely in the font used for titles in the new site theme. Numbers 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 hang below the string horizontal gravity center. Examples here. Numbers 0, 1 and 2 are shrunken. ...
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Is it appropriate to edit a title to specify a specific platform if the question is platform specific?

For example, the question: Plotting Smith and Sandwell global seafloor topography grids in ArcGIS Desktop? originally had a title with an ending word of 'GIS', but the question body says it is ...
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Should we avoid changing canonical question titles so as to preserve their recognizability?

I just reverted the title of the Accessing ArcObjects from Python? question from a recent revision which substantially changed the question title (to the point where I honestly did not recognize it). ...
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Editing title to de-specify specific platform if question is platform specific to broaden possible answers?

Say I've got a question about how to do something, if I find the exact same question but specified to a software that I don't have access to, should I edit the original question so that the question ...
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Is it appropriate to change the title of a question to reflect the definitive answer?

People have problems with paths in Python (and arcpy) when they're starting out. There's the r'...' method, the double backslash method, and the forward slash method. Occasionally you'll see ...
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Using questions as titles?

I noticed that there is a trend to be less specific in wording questions and that more questions are becoming mere titles rather then questions. Is wording question properly something we should ...
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Title Clean-Up Week, September. 5th-11th

Based on the discussion over on another Meta post (How can we clarify question titles?), I am declaring September 5-11 the first Title Clean-Up Week! I'm saying first because this is pretty much a ...
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Should a title be required?

It appears that a question can be posted without a title being supplied (Example). Should this be a required field? Did the OP actually enter that title? Previous title to the example, "What's your ...