Many questions have awful titles like:

  • can't remember the name of this movie
  • a movie I only saw the trailer
  • unknown movie from years ago

The on topic section of the help centre includes suggestions for identify-this questions but doesn't mention the title. I think explicit instructions to include key identifying details (description of a character, setting or plot) and exclude waffling about not knowing the name of the movie would make these questions better.

Alternatively, I can work my way up to 2000 rep editing the atrocious titles the tag currently attracts. :-)

  • Do you still see the help-center lacking in this regard?
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Nov 19, 2015 at 15:00
  • it's better now for sure Nov 19, 2015 at 15:14

1 Answer 1


I added a sentence about the titles of identification questions to the relevant section of the help center:

Also try to give the question a meaningful title that already includes key identifying details (e.g. description of a character, setting or plot) and avoid generic titles like "name of horror movie".

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