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.

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. – Grace Note Apr 18 '11 at 17:04
Ok, I'm going to keep an eye on titles like these and edit them if necessary. – bummzack Apr 18 '11 at 17:12
@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. – Jeff Atwood Apr 19 '11 at 1:43

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