As far as I understand, putting the name of a game (aka a ) in a title is not needed at all, unless its in the flow of the question.
Yet one of my edits was rejected because: "This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely superfluous or actively harm readability."

I understand it was not a major edit and that the reject comment is correct in some way, but I still followed the guidelines. (i think)
According to these 2 threads on the meta, my edit was valid.

And even here it says that question titles should not be "tag: question title"

I don't want to go around making bad or unnecessary edits, but I am under the impression that I was doing a valid edit.

Was I or was I not?

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    I would've changed it to "How to execute a stunned zombie in Dying Light?" as executing a zombie could be ambiguous as to which game. If I were to be Google'ing the question, I would be typing something similar to "execute stunned zombie dying light" and it would be harder to find if the title isn't mentioned in the question, especially if multiple game has a similar mechanic.
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Jan 15, 2016 at 17:29
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    @Dragonrage not necessarily, it will take the tagging into account with teh search, as far as I understand it.
    – user11502
    Jan 15, 2016 at 17:31
  • @AshleyNunn did not realize it took the tag into account. However it would seem to help alleviate this meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/6950/… sort of thing when showing possible dups when asking a question
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Jan 15, 2016 at 17:33
  • @Dragonrage i just googled "How to execute a stunned zombie?" and the question was the first in the list. Still i understand your point that instead of just removing the tag from the title, i should rewrite the title to incorporate the tag perhaps
    – Vahx
    Jan 15, 2016 at 17:33
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    The edit was probably rejected because @TimPost lost his keys again.
    – MrLemon
    Jan 15, 2016 at 18:17
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    I might have rejected that edit as being too minor. Probably would have. It's a waste of people's time to put such a minor edit in the review queue. If you want to make a tiny nitpicky edit once you have 2k rep, go for it.
    – DCShannon
    Jan 21, 2016 at 2:40

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Your edit was perfectly fine, and should not have been rejected, and yet it has been, presumably because Tim Post lost his keys again.

I have decided to edit the question myself now, going with @Dragonrage's proposal of appending the game name, although it's not strictly necessary. No game title in the title would have been perfectly fine, too, since "execute stunned zombie" is sufficiently distinct phrasing, similar to "Dragon Bones and Scales".

  • Thankx, but how does one best respond to valid edits being rejected? i understand at 2k rep i will no longer have to worry about such situations but until then? Re editing is not recommended and making a meta thread everything seems like a lot of unnecessary hassle.
    – Vahx
    Jan 15, 2016 at 18:37
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    @Vahx - Pretty much just like this, raise it on meta and/or in chat. It shouldn't be a situation that comes up too often though...
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jan 15, 2016 at 23:09
  • I think it's pretty clear that it was rejected for being too minor. Whether it's correct to conclude that or not could be argued either way, but it's definitely not some inscrutable random event.
    – DCShannon
    Jan 21, 2016 at 2:42

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