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Don't allow questions that have the same title but different punctuation such as a question mark or hyphen [duplicate]

I was on Music, and I saw this question title: I found a question it is apparently a duplicate of with this title: If I were to ask a question called "What is concert pitch?" the system would stop ...
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Cannot write a question with the word 'question' in the title [duplicate]

I can't "save edits" to the following question: Open Source Question Answering Frameworks , because it has the word 'Question' in the title. I understand the rationale behind not allowing this word ...
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Some necessary words are filtered in question title [duplicate]

Yesterday I was trying to post a question on Stack Overflow about the 'halting problem', which had the word 'problem' in the title. So I was not able post the question. It said that the title cannot ...
alienCoder's user avatar
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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&...
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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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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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The Efficacy Of Stack Overflow's Question Title Filter

I'm getting pretty sick of this meme that the title check being run on Stack Overflow (and Super User and Server Fault) is somehow ineffective, obviously broken, etc. etc. So, I'm going to drop the ...
Kevin Montrose's user avatar
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Stop rewriting trailing exclamation marks as question marks

This question was originally titled Parsing irregular prototypes? Need an advice? Because I'm hilariously funny, I commented: "No, I don't need any advice. Cheers, though" But as it turns out, ...
Lightness Races in Orbit's user avatar
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Remove blacklist filter for `problem`

This is a feature request to remove the question title filter for problem. There are good reasons listed in this question, but mostly I'm sick of changing the word to issue. Why is problem ...
Lance Roberts's user avatar
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Why isn't the word 'question' allowed in question titles?

I just posted a question on Stack Overflow, and had to change my title. It had the word 'question' in the title and when I first posted I received this message: please do not use these words in ...
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Seriously. A mod won't migrate?

I posted two flags on this question: The 1st one was accepted and the 2nd one was rejected. Here is my flag requests: declined - if the user cannot work ...
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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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Could we add a bad word filter for profiles, comments and questions?

I saw this on a word-search generator and thought it was a good idea. Moderators could add words to a list. When a word is detected that is on the list it will remove it. There can be a request tab ...
Banana.html's user avatar
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Improve "The Title Filter" responses

I have been thinking about the problem with using "problem" in question titles, which spawned these threads: The Efficacy Of Stack Overflow's Question Title Filter Moderators should be immune to ...
Mike Pennington's user avatar
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"Writing Good Titles" forbids the phrase 'question-mark' in titles

I understand why the standalone word 'question' is forbidden in titles; however SE doesn't make an exception for 'question-mark', as in this case, where I was trying to improve the title from: How to ...
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