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How can the word “Problem” be used in a question title? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using the word “problem” in titles Remove blacklist filter for problem See this question about "Problem Signatures". Of course this also applies to other ...
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Deliberate misspellings in titles to get around 'probelms' with banned words? [duplicate]

It's very irritating to go around dealing with titles that are misspelled only to find that the misspelling is there because of the banned words stuff. Can't we get some AI into the title parsing? ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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Why can't we use the word “problem” in titles?

Recently this Mathematica question was posted, Mathematica can't DSolve two-body pro-ble​m? The reason for the odd split in the word pro-blem is there is a filter preventing its use in titles. For the ...
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The title word filter is one of the worst ideas ever implemented on SO

There are numerous (1, 2, 3) questions concerning this problem. I realize this is a borderline duplicate, but I'll re-iterate the futility of this particular filter and why it should be outright ...
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Let users with sufficient reputation use “problem” in titles

This is partly related to: Using the word “problem” in titles – however this one here is an actual feature-request. Problem, Sir? I am trying to edit a question that contains a specific error ...
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Moderators should be immune to the word filters in titles

Example: The halting porblem Seriously??​
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Can the Ask Question page be changed to obtain better quality questions?

I would love to see more useful questions and don't think the new About page will help; so, I have worked out a more effective "Ask Question" page that solves lots of problems more effective: Ask the ...
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Too Many Restrictions in Titles

See How to rewrite a form action on the "Help Page" of an ASP.NET web service, where the word is properly spelled "Help Page". There is an actual "Help Page" involving ASMX Web Services. ...
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“Problem” word filter can be circumvented in a search engine compatible way

This is not about the merits of the filter. But it exists, and its implementation is so limited it is ineffective, with good, easy workarounds. I consider this to be a bug. You might feel ...
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Houston, we have a porblem [closed]

Since it's forbidden to use the word "problem" in titles, and there's not even a way for experienced users to add it (or mods) we all know users just get around that filter by typing various ...
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File-sharing service links like Dropbox and Google Drive contribute to link rot

I'm a little surprised that this hasn't been requested already, as far as I could tell. I've recently encountered 3 users who used Google Drive links to share images in their questions, rather than ...
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Block, but automatically flag “Problem” attempts in the title as “low-quality”

I'm not a big fan of the "problem" filter for titles. People have been discussing how to get around it. I think users with enough reputation should be able to use the word. Others think it should be ...
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Can we have a whitelist of exceptions to the title filter?

As has been pointed out previously, the controversial title word filter prevents people like this one from referring to things like the Halting Problem in their question titles, which - besides being ...

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