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Recently, I saw this promoted post:

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I feel like the way it's presented is less than ideal, since

  1. It makes no sense out of context (Photo Contest)
  2. It's not a question, so calling it one only confuses viewers more

While the former could be considered just a case of a bad title for a post, the later definitely doesn't help. Could it be reworded to include (at the very least) the category the post is from, so that users seeing posts like these actually know what the post is talking about?

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I think it would make sense to make the text in the blue box specific to the category Charlie Brumbaugh‭ 6 months ago

I saw that and thought it looked stupid too. Make the text in the blue box editable, with the default being what is shown above. Most of the time, it will be a reference to a question. Olin Lathrop‭ 6 months ago

Was about to comment that maybe the Outdoors community would benefit from a separate category for photo contests rather than everything have to be Q&A, and then checked and saw that this is already done. Great to see individual communities not having to constrain everything to the Q&A format. trichoplax‭ 2 months ago

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It looks like this has changed; I just saw this:

"Check out this article"

I'm inferring that the ad is now sensitive to the type of post being linked; I'd like to confirm that with the developers before marking this status-completed, since I've only got the one data point so far.

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