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How can I write a better title for my ELL question?

I have an ELL question; but the Stack Exchange format obliges me to write a title not shorter than 15 characters and not longer than 150 characters. So, how do I write a good title? Link to the main ...
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Please use specific titles. Don't just ask "Is this grammatically correct?"

Today, I was looking over at the related questions module on a recent question, and it looked like this: It would be nice if we could tell questions apart simply by looking at their titles. But ...
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Changing the title of a somewhat unclear question to literally say that it is an unclear question, and nothing more

I just saw a question with a peculiarly meta title; when I looked at it, it seemed normal enough for the most part, except the title. Turns out, a high-rep user had rewritten just the title to ...
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How should we fix the problem of bad question titles on ELL?

I have recently noticed that question titles are not well-formatted or not entirely representative of the associated question content. The result is that this site seems to be like "Yahoo Answers", ...
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Title Cleanup Event (TCE) - An invitation

Q: How should we fix the problem of bad question titles on ELL? A: Basically, my approach consists of three major stages: Make a meta post and teach people how to write good titles. (Done) Edit bad ...
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Why is it necessary for the question title to have more than 15 characters?

I was editing this post which had several mistakes, post, starting with the question title (it was ambiguous). The most reasonable title which I considered writing was "Will vs Would" since ...
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Do you see the need for "buzzwords-in-question-titles" edits?

I see a pretty similar discussion (no, not that similar) here. It's an ancient tradition in chemistry.SE to edit the buzzwords in question titles. (Don't think so? Take a look at these: 1, 2, 3, and ...
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What 'buzzwords' should we ban or give a warning about in question titles?

A little while ago I revealed my evilish devilish plans about question titles. Let's review what we did: Write some FAQ. Clean up some titles and lead by example. Get some help from the system to ...
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A suggestion for improving the quality of OP's titles

When the OP asks a question, the title box contains the hint what's your language learning question? so the OP duly types in his question: What's the difference between these two sentences? ...
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Are there many restrictions in the title? How to know about that? [duplicate]

For example: How to choose between as you say and as one said
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Avoiding using Expletives in titles

I think that we should limit expletives on our site, or at least with titles. I think that a few inappropriate words tucked away might be appropriate at times. However, in this question, it is used in ...
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