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I have been scanning through the question feed here from time to time, because some of the titles (and in some cases, even the descriptions) of questions are very amusing when taken out of context:

You get the idea. If someone saw these question titles without knowing what the site is about, they would probably assume that everyone here is a mad scientist bent on destroying the world and/or universe.

My suggestion is this: Every so often, review the new questions, and create a meta post in which people can vote for the funniest title. The award would presumably be limited to bragging rights.

Obviously, it would be necessary to avoid people asking questions exclusively for the purpose of winning the contest, but that shouldn't be much of a problem.

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    $\begingroup$ We do get some entertaining titles here! $\endgroup$ – Monica Cellio Aug 13 '15 at 3:02
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    $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio - When I read "This question is inspired by a bowling ball", I almost died laughing. I think we should all try to ask more questions that are inspired by bowling balls. $\endgroup$ – Wad Cheber stands with Monica Aug 13 '15 at 3:04
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Honestly, while it's a fun idea I don't think it's needed and I don't think we should encourage people to make jokey titles rather than ones describing the question. We've already had that problem a few times where people trying to be funny put titles that are utterly meaningless when it comes to knowing what the actual question is.

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    $\begingroup$ What Tim said. Remember what the question title box says already: What's your worldbuilding question? Be specific. (My emphasis on the second part.) $\endgroup$ – a CVn Aug 13 '15 at 9:58
  • $\begingroup$ It should be noted that many of questions listed there have completely straight forward titles. $\endgroup$ – PyRulez Aug 20 '15 at 3:31
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As Tim said, and I'd like to add this:

It's sort of possible to do this with the topic challenges. I make no claims that it's the same mechanism, but still. If, for a topic challenge, you post a question with a funny yet catchy and descriptive title, people are going to want to look at it. The more people look at it, the more votes and answers you get, and you may get it to HNQ - granting even more views and votes.

The topic challenge results posts (in an answer on each challenge post) are now given stats and ordered by the total votes on the question and answers. If you've got a good title, you've got a good start in getting to the top of that list. It's not an official competition, but it's nice to see your name at the top.

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