There are a large number of questions like this one or this one where the question asked in the title is the opposite of the one asked in the text of the question, i.e. a 'yes' to the question in the title is equivalent to a 'no' to the question in the text.

Personally, I find this confusing when answering, even though very few answers stop at a simple yes or no. So, are questions like these a problem? (The irony is intentional.)


It's not ideal when that mismatch exists, and you're right to call it out that it makes the question confusing. They ought to be edited to be brought in line.

Answers should still preferably say more than Yes. at the beginning, so that we know exactly what they're saying yes to. Yes, X happens. is generally better communication.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It's also probably worth mentioning that we now have a badge for editing questions near to when you've answered them well. If there's an obvious mismatch, bring a question in line with maximal clarity. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Oct 9 '14 at 23:40

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