As we all know the word "help" is blacklisted from questions title.

However today I encountered this question on Stack Overflow and when submitting my edit (not related to the title) was amazed to see it blocked. Putting my amazement aside I removed it manually from the title and the edit went through.

Here is the original revision: https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/12881321/1

Is there something we don't know about the title blacklisted words?

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A while ago we changed the help filter to allow help in a handful of cases.

The price for fewer false positives in more false negatives, so this question slipped through,

  • Thanks, I missed that one. Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 20:53

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