I've been wondering why so many people recently are putting their question in the title, and only supporting information in the body text. (It used to be that the question itself belonged in the body, and the title was used as a summary, or hook, to draw people to the question.)
I've discovered - by asking my own question recently - that the prompts seem to have changed. Now people are prompted,
- Title: "Be specific and imagine you’re asking a question to another person"
- Body: "Include all the information someone would need to answer your question"
Is this expected? Is this right? And if not can we have it changed so that people are encouraged to summarise in the title and put their question in the question body? Or is it just me that finds a question placed at the end of a body of text more helpful that lost in the title?
I'm not entirely sure that even our moderators are necessarily aware of this. For example from today, "Please edit your question and […] ask a question […]", where the question is nicely phrased in the title (but not in the body). It's not the first one of these I've seen in the last few days