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This was raised by @AndreSilva in their answer to GIS's updated site theme is live! @Catija (Stack Exchange staff member) commented there that: This isn't a display problem, it's how Georgia renders numbers, actually. Our default serif font is Georgia. and: ... here's an example on Physics. Sites with sans serif fonts use Arial, which has ...


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It is the default text from the Asking a Question - some users miss this when in first posts. see below


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I'm no more sentimental about titles than I am about preserving the original body and tags of a question. I think the most important thing about the current state of a title is whether it presents the best chance of a visitor being attracted and becoming engaged to read its all important body and answers, and finding what it advertises there. I have no ...


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There is precedent on this subject at Stack Exchange. The first source is from the Stack Overflow Help Center: The section on title writing in "How do I ask a good question?" states the following: Write a title that summarizes the specific problem The title is the first thing potential answerers will see, and if your title isn't interesting, they won'...


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Yes - the question title should accurately summarize its contents, irrespective of any tags used. As indicated in this answer to Framing (asking) good Questions for GIS Stack Exchange? our focus is on getting all relevant content into the body first, summarizing that in the title next, and as the third priority providing suitable tags. I think the current ...


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I suppose that depends on the question. If a canonical question title is very specific, yet the answers apply to a broader range of questions, changing it might make it more accessible to new users or searchers even though if you remember the question it'll be harder to find. I recently changed the title of a question that specifically asked how to find the ...


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If a question is tagged arcgis-desktop there is no need to include the software name in the title, because as it was said by @Mapperz tags are also searchable. My main point is, unless there are other substantial edits to make, there is no need to edit 'GIS' by 'ArcGIS' and bump the question to the active page, and so removing visibility from new answers ...


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