I changed the title of this question of mine which have more than 8 answers and one accepted answer to match it with the question; but it was immediately put on hold. Should I change it back to its previous title?

About the question itself, I referenced my answer to some scientific pages which correspond to my question. I edited it many times to clarify it and now don't see much unclear things in it, please note I can't change the question totally regarding the existing answers (then they might become irrelevant, could I do that?), I kept those things which was referenced on the answers intact, but yet my question is clear. If it is not, please tell me.

Or maybe I should have asked it in another website? for example CS.stackexchange.com? I personally think my three or two recent questions fit more in the CS.stackexchange.com. and it's possible that users here don't expect more academical questions here.

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    I started editing your question to make it more clear based on the answers. All I could come up with is a single sentence. "Is a program also an algorithm?" Do you think this is an accurate representation of your question?
    – user22815
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 21:09
  • Thank you I used your suggestion and tried to shorten my questions.
    – Ahmad
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 6:50
  • @Snowman This question was mostly resulted from a confusion about the term of program and algorithm. Please consider my last update. I yet think the question is helpful for other people who may have a similar confusion.
    – Ahmad
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 16:12
  • At this point I would just move on. Yes, it was closed. Yes, you got the answer you wanted. Yes, you learned how to ask better questions. That is a win all around.
    – user22815
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 16:15

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The problem with that question is not the title. As I read it I have a very difficult time figuring out what your actual problem is that you are trying to solve. You also seem to have multiple questions mixed together. I also believe that question is probably not off-topic here, but it is difficult to say without clarification.

A good question is just as long as it needs to be. It has a clear, concise problem statement and the necessary supporting information (but not too much).

To answer your question about my edit, I do not remember what I did (I cannot see the edit history) but it may have been spelling or grammar. When I edit a title, it is normally to make it clear, concise, and accurate. Titles are what show up in the question list, and a reader should be able to understand what the question is about at a glance.

  • I didn't say you edited it? did I? anyway I revised it yet another time, the problem statement now is more clear and relevant to the current answers specially my final answer. Do you think its still unclear?
    – Ahmad
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 20:38

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