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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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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 ...
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Moderators should be immune to the word filters in titles

Example: The halting porblem Seriously??​
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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 ...
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Zero-width non-joiner allows unclickable titles

Using only a zero-width non-joiner, and maybe other characters, allows unclickable titles. Now that Joel had to be the grown-up and spoil the fun, here's what the home page looked like:
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Using Unicode Zero Width Spaces allows all space comments

If you comment something on Stack Overflow, you need to enter at least 15 characters, and you can't post a comment which just contain spaces. But if you type in zero-width spaces it will work. A zero-...
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Clearing an edit sets the wrong active date on the topic

Added on Feb 8: Data.SE query find over 900 affected topics on trilogy. See section Affected topics. See section Impact below for why this bug is bad. Description There is a bug in setting the ...
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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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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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Filter titles that only contain tags and/or “filler” words

Inspired by this rant (which listed a couple-dozen question titles with "PHP preg_replace" and nothing else useful in them)1, I figured that there may be a practical way to improve the poor title ...
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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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Block “problems” as well as just “problem” in question titles

The quality filter is already blocking "problem" in question title on Stack Overflow. All good and running well for long time. However it does allow the word "problems" and honestly, can't see the ...