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But what if someone comes in and types "error line" in the search box? Or "line number"? Don't they deserve to find this node as well?

IMHO, the only way OGB's suggested title could be improved would be to insert "Program" in front of "Line". Generally, longer titles are better, at least if the words are high in information content.

someone else will probably misspell or typo it tomorrow

That's an extremely bad reason for retaining a misspelling. It would foster the growth of subcommunities that share misconceptions about certain words. E.g. we'd have the "occurance" people sharing information, apart from the mainstream "occurrence" crowd, because they wouldn't find each other's nodes. (I'm serious about this.) I don't think it's a problem to fix misspellings in titles, because generally the same misspelling occurs in the body of the node — and since janitors don't fix such things in node contents, a Super Search on the misspelling will find the node.

IMHO, one of the main reasons for retitling nodes is as a pedagogical instrument: the janitors are showing the OP, and others, what constitutes a good title for a given question.

We're building the house of the future together.

In reply to Re: Consider this: What makes a good node title? by jdporter
in thread Consider this: What makes a good node title? by sauoq

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