See this question as an example.

The user added OpenGL to the title, and tagged the question OpenGL. What do you think about the "tag" being in the title?

I know that over at gaming SE, you shouldn't add the tag into the title. Eg. Starcraft2: How can I remember to build Supply Depots all game? is bad, it should simply be: How can I remember to build Supply Depots all game?


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Personally I hate this. If it's important, work the tag into the question grammatically, e.g. "How do I color my model in OpenGL?", "How do I change the color of a texture in Cocos2d?". If you're just going to slam ungrammatical tags on it, well, we have tags for that.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Aye for this practice. This is how the rest of the Stack Exchange Network operates as well - if you're going to include the tag in the title, do it organically. We already automatically append the most popular tag of a question into the page title if the title doesn't already contain it - prefacing a question with the tag is either redundant to this or makes it look extremely awkward. \$\endgroup\$
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Apr 18, 2011 at 17:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok, I'm going to keep an eye on titles like these and edit them if necessary. \$\endgroup\$
    – bummzack
    Apr 18, 2011 at 17:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ @bumm correct, this is my guidance -- if the tag works "naturally" in the title, use it there. If it does not, then the most popular tag is added to the HTML <title> on the page anyway, so you're covered in either case. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 19, 2011 at 1:43

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