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Would disallowing displayed equations ("double dollars") in titles be useful?

I understand the sentiment to have this blacklist, but I don't think it's really important for MathOverflow to have it. Very few questions have ever had $$ in their ...
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Are MO Titles questions or Headlines:

Both systems of capitalization are OK for use here: How to Answer Questions on MO. How to answer questions on MO. Conclusions: Which system should you use? The one most comfortable to you. Should ...
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Repeated TeXifying of question titles

The user has been contacted by a moderator. Please advise if the behavior persists.
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7 votes

Blocking some words in question title to prevent silly questions

This is a XY problem. What you really want to do is prevent questions that are obviously non research level. Martin Sleziak has recently suggested a change that would help, but it has been ignored by ...
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Are MO Titles questions or Headlines:

I suppose that all of us who don't have English as mother tongue would rather not have the idea of capitalizing nouns or other "key words" in titles. At least to me that idea has never occurred for a ...
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What is the position on titles using \displaystyle, \dfrac, etc.?

Here's a perfectly subjective position on the use of \displaystyle, \dfrac, \dbinom, &c....
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Editing old question, can't submit as title is too long

In the end, the title could be rephrased just slightly to get in under the limit. But in the future, I guess it would be suitable to summarise titles that are too long on posts that need editing, but ...
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Unfortunate title length limitation when performing dead link maintenance

If things are actually as you say they are, I don't think anyone could object to you cutting the second part of the title and then pasting it at the start of the body.
3 votes

Editing titles to include $\mathfrak{LaTeX \; Math}$

This is only marginal to the discussed issue (but I still think it is worth mentioning). There were some discussion on this meta about possibility of not showing questions from MO in the network wide ...
2 votes

Repeated TeXifying of question titles

Maybe it could be useful to spell out explicitly why the edits in question were problematic. (Both for the benefit of the user referenced in the question and also for other users who want to help ...
2 votes

Blocking some words in question title to prevent silly questions

TL:DR; I support the proposal to have warning for some words in titles. But I do not think it would be good to blacklist them completely. It is explicitly pointed out in How to write a good ...
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Blocking some words in question title to prevent silly questions

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