What is the site policy on question titles that are not in the form of a question?

  • You mean questions about actual current problems? I ask back as I'm no native English speaker.
    – bernd_k
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 10:13
  • No: Should the title of each question ex: "Should all questions be actual questions" be a question? Over at RPG.SE the style is pretty strongly enforced. Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 10:27
  • Thanks. Now I understand
    – bernd_k
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 13:02
  • meta.stackexchange.com/questions/74482/… also see this question
    – jcolebrand Mod
    Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 2:30

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I strongly recommend we should enforce "Actual questions" and one question per one post policy.

So far, almost all questions are actual questions, with few execptions like this


I don't think that the title has to be a question, if that's what's being asked.

I agree with Sandy in that each question should be literally a question. Obviously discussion will provide a few avenues for clarification, but that's not what we're discussing.

However, on Meta I don't know that we need as strict a rule. I think it's fair that there may be some meta questions that won't be literal questions. I'm not sure right now what that may be, but we do have "discussion" tags as a default for a reason.

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    I'm also of the opinion the title doesn't NEED to be a question, as long as it's descriptive of the 'actual question' (the post, which definitely should be a question...and only one per, as Sandy mentioned). Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 15:10

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