# Improve tag wiki for “symbol” to mention that titles have to describe the symbol

The seems to suffer from bad titles quite often. This might only be subjective, but I have the feeling that there are often questions like

How to I make this symbol?

where they really write "this symbol" and to not describe the symbol. (I've just corrected this problem for What is this symbol consisting of a horizontal line crossed by a rotated vertial line?.)

The problem of those titles is that it makes it hard for others who have the same question to find the question.

I think we should mention that in the tag wiki. But I don't know how to formulate it. Could somebody please have a look at it?

• The first action a Q like this will most likely get is a link to How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character? and meybe even closed as duplicate (if the symbol is widely used and contained with some package). – Johannes_B Oct 13 '14 at 8:39
• I think vagueness of the titles are justified in this particular case. You wouldn't name it as how can I draw a slanted goat head without a face to ask for \gamma for the sake of nonvagueness – percusse Oct 16 '14 at 18:42
• @percusse On the other hand, you can say: How can I reproduce this letter-like symbol? or Looking for a symbol: square with a squirrel inside or such. – yo' Oct 17 '14 at 16:14
• We cannot put links into teh excerpts, right? :-/ – yo' Oct 17 '14 at 16:15
• @tohecz Why do you want to put a link in the excerpt? – Martin Thoma Oct 19 '14 at 16:48
• @moose I thought of either linking the universal symbols question there, or making a "how to ask how to get a symbol" FAQ here on meta and linking this one. – yo' Oct 19 '14 at 16:52