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Is it possible to change when the message

The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed

appears? At the moment it appears for questions with "how can", which is fair enough, as "How can I create the best app ever!" is highly subjective and basically unanswerable.

However, my question started with "How can I tell if..." which changes it from an opinion-based question to a "concrete steps" type question designed to reveal a yes/no condition. Can this be changed to give fewer false positives without sacrificing its current value?

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  • The current quote is aimed at covering for false positives, but I see what you mean. Some generalisation could do. Probably should be in The main meta though! – Dan Brown Nov 1 '16 at 0:25
  • Wow. I am pretty sure most of my (objective, well-received) questions start with "How can". – Matthew Read Nov 1 '16 at 22:04
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    I asked my very first Stack Overflow question today and got the same message. This was the title: iOS 10.1 Simulator shows “Application May Slow Down Your iPhone” How on Earth is that supposed to be subjective? – Glorfindel Nov 1 '16 at 22:05
  • @Glorfindel i get that alot too and 90% of the time trigger is "you". generally if i know it's not subjective i tend to ignore it since it's only a warning – Memor-X Nov 1 '16 at 22:47
  • @Glorfindel "may" would be the word that flagged it. may = might = not definite = subjective. – Cool Fool Nov 1 '16 at 22:48
  • How can I tell if he really loves me? I fall in love whenever we meet. I'm asking you 'cause you know about these things? – Won't Nov 2 '16 at 14:42
  • @Ramhound disagreed. Including the error message in the title boosts the question when one Googles the error message, I would suppose. – John Dvorak Nov 2 '16 at 17:44

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