This is the first installment of the Monthly Topic Challenges with topics suggested and voted on here. This month's topic is "Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx" (suggested by Lukas Rotter) and will span from the 1st of July to the 31st of July. During this period, the list of relevant questions will be automatically compiled and posted as an answer to this question.

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Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx

See this FTC, which dealt with the first 1000 xkcd comics

Usually the title is decided upon later in the puzzle creation process, chosen to be fitting and often to provide a hint/reference. Here we're going to go the other way.

Below is a list of the titles for xkcd comics 1000-1999, filtered down to those titles which are a valid Stack Exchange question title (≥ 15 characters). Pick any of the 300 remaining titles and use it as-is (preserving case, part numbers, parenthesised words, etc.) — this will be the title of your new puzzle.

The title should make sense given the puzzle, whether that be through the puzzle's presentation, mechanics or answer. The more fitting, the better!

Don't be discouraged if you see that someone else has posted a puzzle with a title you had intended to use. If anything, it can be interesting to see what different approaches people take for the same title, should there be any collisions!

The list:

Sloppier Than Fiction
Wrong Superhero
Wake Up Sheeple
Valentine Dilemma
Backward in Time
Good Cop, Dadaist Cop
So It Has Come To This
Compare and Contrast
Lakes and Oceans
Whites of Their Eyes
Every Major's Terrible
Words for Small Sets
Home Organization
Argument Victory
Eyelash Wish Log
Internal Monologue
Formal Languages
Clinically Studied Ingredient
A Hypochondriac's Nightmare
Sports Cheat Sheet
Cautionary Ghost
Think Logically
Killed in Action
Blurring the Line
Electoral Precedent
The Universal Label
Objects In Mirror
Epsilon and Zeta
Frequentists vs. Bayesians
Rubber and Glue
Calendar of Meaningful Dates
Nothing to Offer
Kolmogorov Directions
Drop Those Pounds
Star Trek into Darkness
Moving Sidewalks
Those Not Present
Virus Venn Diagram
Rembrandt Photo
Circumference Formula
Ineffective Sorts
Stratigraphic Record
All Adobe Updates
Integration by Parts
Is It Worth the Time?
Footnote Labyrinths
Birds and Dinosaurs
Interstellar Memes
Combination Vision Test
Sticks and Stones
Balloon Internet
The Pace of Modern Life
Realistic Criteria
Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013)
Quantum Mechanics
Annoying Ringtone Champion
10-Day Forecast
The Mother of All Suspicious Files
Exoplanet Names
Preferred Chat System
Halting Problem
Alternate Universe
Privacy Opinions
Tall Infographics
Reverse Identity Theft
Improved Keyboard
Syllable Planning
Shoot for the Moon
Telescope Names
Exoplanet Neighborhood
I Don't Own a TV
File Extensions
Undocumented Feature
Buzzfeed Christmas
Christmas Lights
Infinite Scrolling
Goldbach Conjectures
Questions for God
Mobile Marketing
When You Assume
Types of Editors
Before the Internet
Shouldn't Be Hard
Cosmologist on a Tire Swing
Heartbleed Explanation
Airplane Message
Orbital Mechanics
Google Announcement
Astronaut Vandalism
Manual for Civilization
People are Stupid
Clumsy Foreshadowing
Subduction License
Research Ethics
Dominant Players
Quantum Vacuum Virtual Plasma
Universal Converter Box
Worst Hurricane
March of the Penguins
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Suddenly Popular
My Phone is Dying
Reduce Your Payments
Move Fast and Break Things
The Sake of Argument
Where Do Birds Go
Presidential Alert
AI-Box Experiment
Background Screens
Trolley Problem
Location Sharing
Apollo Speeches
Fundamental Forces
Stories of the Past and Future
Terry Pratchett
Upside-Down Map
Ontological Argument
Operating Systems
Scenery Cheat Sheet
Basketball Earth
Win by Induction
Typical Morning Routine
Sword in the Stone
Placebo Blocker
Antique Factory
Scheduling Conflict
Strengths and Weaknesses
Tamagotchi Hive
Solar System Questions
Exoplanet Names 2
Water Phase Diagram
Every Seven Seconds
Synonym Movies 2
Engineer Syllogism
Car Model Names
Trouble for Science
I Could Care Less
Picture a Grassy Field
NASA Press Conference
Moments of Inspiration
Keyboard Problems
Hardware Reductionism
30 Days Hath September
Launch Status Check
Linguistics Club
Five-Day Forecast
Food Combinations
Baking Soda and Vinegar
The Three Laws of Robotics
Watson Medical Algorithm
Christmas Settings
2016 Conversation Guide
Substitutions 2
Longer Than Usual
Possible Undiscovered Planets
In Case of Emergency
Super Bowl Context
Gravitational Waves
United States Map
Universal Install Script
Estimating Time
Captain Speaking
City Talk Pages
Laws of Physics
Arcane Bullshit
Timeline of Bicycle Design
Message in a Bottle
Full-Width Justification
Recent Searches
Substitutions 3
My Friend Catherine
Time-Tracking Software
Phishing License
Intervocalic Fortition
Theft Quadrants
Speed and Danger
Home Itch Remedies
Genetic Testing
Walking Into Things
Time Travel Thesis
Meteorite Identification
Linear Regression
Number of Computers
Migrating Geese
Earth Temperature Timeline
Fashion Police and Grammar Police
Manhattan Project
Datacenter Scale
Fixing Problems
Spider Paleontology
Future Archaeology
Interplanetary Experience
Tornado Safety Tips
Never Seen Star Wars
Startup Opportunity
Adjective Foods
Things You Learn
Interest Timescales
Appliance Repair
Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize
Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector
Soda Sugar Comparisons
All You Can Eat
Bad Map Projection: Time Zones
Decision Paralysis
Location Reviews
Unpublished Discoveries
Borrow Your Laptop
Best-Tasting Colors
Rayleigh Scattering
Security Advice
Existential Bug Reports
Hottest Editors
Identification Chart
Survivorship Bias
ISS Solar Transit
ISS Solar Transit 2
Photo Library Management
Random Obsessions
Machine Learning
Genetic Testing Results
Anti-Drone Eagles
Glacial Erratic
Air Force Museum
Existence Proof
Sports Knowledge
Particle Properties
Wifi vs Cellular
Russell's Teapot
Physics Confession
Eclipse Flights
Positive and Negative Reviews
Emoji Movie Reviews
Backup Batteries
Geologic Faults
Computers vs Humans
Eclipse Searches
Eclipse Science
Earth Orbital Diagram
Supervillain Plan
Ringer Volume/Media Volume
Typing Notifications
Two Down, One to Go
Obsolete Technology
Worrying Scientist Interviews
Active Ingredients Only
Making Progress
Credit Card Rewards
Digital Resource Lifespan
Defensive Profile
Twitter Verification
Nightmare Email Feature
Temperature Preferences
How to Make Friends
Interstellar Asteroid
The Moon and the Great Wall
Self-Driving Car Milestones
Argument Timing
Virtual Assistant
The True Meaning of Christmas
IATA Airport Abbreviations
Meltdown and Spectre
2016 Election Map
The Food Size Cycle
Memorable Quotes
Universal Dreams
The End of the Rainbow
Scientific Paper Graph Quality
Campaign Fundraising Emails
Chicken Pox and Name Statistics
Super Bowl Watch Party
Backpack Decisions
The History of Unicode
Impostor Syndrome
Self-Driving Issues
Namespace Land Rush
Spatial Orientation
Background Apps
Smart Home Security
Conversational Dynamics
Friendly Questions
Congressional Testimony
Turkish Delight
Rickrolling Anniversary
Python Environment
Research Areas by Size and Countedness
Fatal Crash Rate
Business Update
Selection Effect
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know how I feel about a list that doesn't include xkcd.com/1337 $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 1, 2022 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ Somewhat sad about not being able to use one of the name of one of xkcd's best comics (if not the best), talking about Time of course. $\endgroup$
    – Auribouros
    Commented Jul 4, 2022 at 9:56
  • $\begingroup$ Just an idea, but what if a tag was created for these titles like monthly-topic-challenge or something else. This way it will be easier to see what titles were used and what is available instead of looking at the answer below? $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Commented Jul 15, 2022 at 21:10
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    $\begingroup$ @VarunW. I think I recall a discussion about that when we had Fortnightly challenges. In essence, tags on main should be useful descriptors of the puzzle itself. An [MTC] tag would fall under meta information, and perhaps be rather annoying. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 15, 2022 at 21:13
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @VarunW. Nice idea but - like Lukas said - such 'meta tags' are discouraged on the Stack Exchange network. I think the list in the answer to this question does the job well anyway - in fact it presents the information far more succinctly (taking up less screen space) than a tag search on the main site ever would :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Commented Jul 16, 2022 at 19:59

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