Skeptics Stack Exchange is filled with questions of the form

Is X true?

For example, "Does Global Warming happen?"

Basically we have a statement. The questioner wants to ask whether the statement is true or not.

I think it makes more sense to simply state:




Rather than asking

Does an apple a day makes you healthy?

We could say

An apple a day makes you healthy?


An apple a day makes you healthy

since our users know that the Skeptics Stack Exchange is there to test statements.

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    Your example changes a question to a statement (with a question mark at the end). Thats the opposite of the title of this meta post. Colour me confused. – Jamiec Dec 5 '14 at 8:55

While this is quite the norm in other Stack Exchange sites, I don't think it would work here, because using a question as the title, e.g.

Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?

implies that we don't know what the answer is, whereas using a statement, e.g.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

implies that we agree with the statement.

Since in the majority of cases it turns out that we actually disagree with the claims, I don't think that titling the question and thus, the page, and the corresponding search engine result, is correct.

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