Some titles are capitalized, some are not. According to English.SE there are several styles.

Should we pick one or just follow the mood?

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    I think you mean eg. But I get what you're saying.
    – Seth J
    Jun 21, 2013 at 13:07
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    -1. Nothing personal, just not really worth thinking about Jun 21, 2013 at 14:33

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It seems to me like we have two main ways that people title their questions.

  • As a stand-alone question: This is the type of question with a title of the format "Why is xyz true according to abc?" The distinguishing feature of this type of title is a question mark at the end. I think that these should be capitalized according to proper English sentence capitalization rules.
  • As a summary of the topic of the question: An example of this would be msh210's question Omissions with tachanun in nusach Ari. This type of question is not a complete English sentence, and I think it should be capitalized according to the rules (whichever particular guideline the OP cares to use) for titles.

I don't think that the capitalization rules of questions are particularly important for us, though, and I don't know that we have to edit questions just to fix capitalization. I don't even think I really follow these guidlines myself. There might be times, though, where we would want to edit a question title to fix capitalization. Examples include if the OP leaves the word "I" or a proper noun uncapitalized. Maybe a good rule would be, if the capitalization scheme of a title feels "jarring", fix it. Otherwise, leave it.


I don't think there's anything wrong with having guidelines, but it's probably not worth our time to enforce them strictly.

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