Before asking my latest question, I searched for "compound sentence conjunction". Most of the questions' title were so uninformative that I had to click through each time to know whether my question had been already answered.

For example the question "Comma in compound/complex sentences" doesn't tell you enough information about its content. It's only by clicking through that you know what is being asked.

The goal of StackExchange is to help us build a great library of canonical answers. Having poor titles like that is counterproductive to that goal, because it makes searching the library much more painful than it ought to be. So, when you see a title that doesn't tell you what the question is, and you can improve, you should.

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Yes -- I agree. I am sure everyone agrees that editing with the intent to make the question clearer and easier to understand is always a net positive for the community and is welcome.

What exactly is the question?

  • I wasn't aware that all posts on metas had to be questions. I only saw a problem while using English.SE and thought I'd mention it on meta since I'm unlikely to get the reputation to fix it myself any time soon.
    – Borror0
    Commented Jan 19, 2011 at 6:25
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    @borr we are working on allowing provisional edits from all users so stay tuned to blog.stackoverflow.com in the next few weeks Commented Jan 19, 2011 at 6:46
  • @Borror: Good that you brought this to everyone's attention; I wasn't even fully aware that we could edit titles. Commented Jan 20, 2011 at 3:37

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