I can understand the problem with asking questions on Stack Overflow that start with '...how to improve...' but Code Review does not let me add the word "improve", which I think is a bit hmm... awkward.

The whole point of the review is to improve the code, so... just thinking if there is another reason for this?

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    Why didn't you ask this at Meta Code Review? – ale Aug 19 '15 at 11:47
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    Meta Code Review is for discussion of Code Review. All Stack Exchange sites have their own Meta. – ale Aug 19 '15 at 11:50
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    It's been this way for years. – ale Aug 19 '15 at 11:52

From Code Review Help Center:

Titling your question

State what your code does in your title, not your main concerns about it. Be descriptive and interesting, and you'll attract more views to your question.

Here are some examples of titles that are unacceptable because they are too generic:

  • How can I make this faster? (Everyone prefers faster code. The performance tag can convey this desire.)
  • Simplify this chain of if statements (Applies to too many questions.)
  • Ruby function needs refactoring (Reviewers will decide if it needs refactoring. You don't have to ask for it in the title.)
  • Is this good OOP design? (Title is not distinctive.)
  • Online judge says Time Limit Exceeded (Title tells us nothing beyond what would be conveyed by programming-challenge and time-limit-exceeded tags.)

Your title should state what the code does, not what you want help with, therefore you should not use how to improve.

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    @samaYo you're missing the point - help and improvement is a given when people review at CR - you do not need to say that in the title. If you want, say it in the body, but not in the title. – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Aug 19 '15 at 12:17

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