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Did the title quality checker fail in this circumstance? Can it be improved? [duplicate]

This proposed duplicate is not the same as this question because that is explicitly about SO and the "problem". This question takes a broader approach to the title filter. This question was inspired ...
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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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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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What does constructive criticism of a design change look like?

Last week we rolled out the new network theme to several sites. Some of these sites had beautiful designs previously and now have a less striking look. Unsurprisingly, the response to these changes ...
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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 ...
NullUserException  อ_อ's user avatar
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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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I've found a particular set of "question"s with bad titles; how should I proceed?

I saw a question on the front page of Stack Overflow that had a title that intrigued me. If you search for a keyword: question you will find a set of what I would consider poorly titled. You see, ...
James's user avatar
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Moderators should be immune to the word filters in titles

Example: The halting porblem Seriously??​
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Add title uniqueness to the heuristics for detecting low-quality questions

This feature request is a response to Anyone want to clean up some bad titles? Two days ago, Björn suggested that we warn users when they post a new question with an identical title to an existing ...
Chris Frederick's user avatar
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Shouldn't you take the plunge and have a per-site Meta for Stack Overflow too in favor of [duplicate]

Update 2: It looks like this is finally getting addressed (see The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange) - I'm quite happy that Jeff has reconsidered this indeed as envisioned in his ...
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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 ...
larryq's user avatar
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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 have proper casing in the question title watermark?

Along the lines of other measures to improve question titles, could we encourage users to use sensible casing in their questions by ensuring that the correct casing is used in the title and tag ...
Zhaph - Ben Duguid'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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Shouldn't "won't work" and other synonyms be barred from question titles?

For most cases that I've encountered, questions with the title "won't work", "not working", "doesn't compile", and so forth, are often questions that one would vote to close as "not a real question", ...
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