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Include (major) tags as part of Hot Posts link

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It just occurred to me as I was looking at Hot Posts at Software Development that it would be helpful to include the tags with the title, so that people can judge if that post is interesting and/or relevant to them.

Software Development implicitly seems to have inherited the "no tags in title please, that's noise" philosophy from SO, and I see nothing wrong with that. But this also means that we won't know what posts are actually about if we come across the title out of the blue, like when viewing Hot Posts. It could look like this example from today:

  • Q&A — How kill a child process without read() hanging in the parent process?
  • Q&A — Retrieve user details from service in Angular
  • Q&A — Are there practical reasons for designing a method-only class/object?
  • Q&A — How does PathData work?

The only post of these where we actually have a clue what technology it is about is the Angular one. The others are "language agnostic" and could be about anything, you have to go visit them to find out. They turned out to be about Linux programming, general program design and Android+XML respectively - very diverse topics.

If would be very helpful if the links rather looked along the lines of this:

  • Q&A — [Android] [XML] How does PathData work?

I'm bringing this feature request up on network-wide meta since I'd imagine that the same situation with users only interested in a certain sub-set of all tags applies to a lot of other sites too. Languages & Linguistics, the religion sites

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