How to fix the placeholder text for question titles

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asked Aug 5, 2015 in Meta by Daniel Standage (420 points)

When asking a question, users on the main site see this.

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Where did this placeholder text come from? Did StackExchange pull some value from the Area51 description of the site and drop it in place? Do we have access to any moderation tools that would allow us to edit this text? I would suggest that the text What's your open science question? Be specific. would be a more appropriate placeholder.



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commented Aug 17, 2015 by Robert Cartaino (180 points)
It should be a simple fix. I'm going to chase someone down to have a look at the site configuration.

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commented Aug 17, 2015 by Thomas (915 points)
Relatedly, the close vote dialog also refers to questions being off-topic for the `"open science" movement`.

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1 Answer

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answered Aug 5, 2015 by Robert Cartaino (180 points)
 
Best answer

Fixed

The setting that fills in that statement is used in various places around the site. It worked in most of those instances, but not for the title prompt. Simplifying the setting fixed that.

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commented Aug 17, 2015 by Daniel Mietchen (1,255 points)
I had initially thought we could add some mention of the open science community or some such, but upon further thought, the current settings are good enough. Thanks for checking.

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commented Aug 17, 2015 by ArtOfCode (90 points)
Could you do the sane for us on Open Source? There's a similar meta post there.
commented Aug 17, 2015 by Robert Cartaino (180 points)
@ArtOfCode There are currently discussions about modifying the site name/description (not sure which), so it's best to wait for that to be resolved before we start fiddling with the site config.

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commented Aug 17, 2015 by HDE 226868 (320 points)
@DanielMietchen I don't see any problem there.

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commented Aug 17, 2015 by Robert Cartaino (180 points)
@DanielMietchen Where are you seeing a problem?

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commented Aug 17, 2015 by Daniel Mietchen (1,255 points)
Can you fix that for the open science meta as well?

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