Is the title-display question closed? If so, is there any alternative other than the 0%-size solution?
posted by kalapierson to Feature Requests at 10:53 AM (117 comments total)
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The 0%-size solution is producing some frustrating results (as expected). It will get less usable as more people start making AskMe posts that are confusing or meaningless without the title (such as the one today for which the the full text of the question displayed on the main AskMe page is "And if so, please tell me how you did it? What the situation was? And what kind of resources did you use?").
People who post in that way will miss potential help from users who don't want to view titles (which I'm guessing are disproportionately also the users who try to eyeball every question in case they can help, making that even more of a potential issue). I find it really anti-usability to have to read AskMe titles, because many are redundant and many are cutesy-punny or otherwise not informative. It's much harder to eyeball all questions if I have to decode puns and strip out redundancy just to grasp whether each post is something I have anything useful to contribute to.
(Is one possible solution making it clear in the posting form that some people reading questions will have titles turned off, so the poster should keep that in mind and not include the real question ONLY in the title?)