Meaningful titles are one of the pillars of a good question and answer site. In a concise fashion they introduce or even summarise what will be asked about. I personally think that these question titles ideally are also questions themselves. In conjunction with good tags (What do I need to know about tagging? Yes, I know, that could use an update, too.) everyone should be able to quickly identify questions that appeal to them.
Unfortunately, not all users will spend time on the titles. In the past there have been various efforts to get rid of meaningless titles, but it is always only a matter of time when form a new pile. This has various reasons, but for the time being, these reasons are not important, just that they are here and cluttering our site is. There are a couple of buzzwords which will almost always indicate that a title is rather meaningless. The following table summarises these words and their respective count at the moment. Please not, that questions with more than one buzzword will be counted in each category. They do exist: I need some help on this Chemistry question can any one help please!! I need to find the cost of a single atom of aluminum.
||I question the use of "question" in question titles|
||Help make help questions have more helpful titles|
||Houston, we have a "Problem" in question titles|
||Buzzwords in question titles - season 4 & 5 - experiments and exercises|
||I am asking about chemistry, you know, that's why I put it in the title|
||I have a doubt about "doubt" in doubt titles|
||Are you confused by confusing question titles including the word "Confusion"?|
|calculat*||some||see →||I can hardly calculate how often 'calculation' is used as an uncalculated risk of having a meaningless question title ♥|
Since the spring cleaning chat room has been quite active recently I wanted to bring this to everyone's attention. While you're in the wild editing away to obtain your badges and help improve our content, please keep an eye out on these regular offenders.
If you want to read more see also this meta-post: Improper question titles/questions
And while you're already reading, please consider removing unnecessary “statements of weakness” or buzzwords inside the questions' bodies, too.
One obligatory disclaimer quote from season one courtesy of our at-that-time fearless leader jonsca:
This is no emergency, but it would be nice to have descriptive, googleable titles for these so that people can find them in the future.
You can also use a SEDE query to look for all of them together: Questions possibly with Chem.SE buzzwords in the title.
♥ There are plenty of legitimate uses of these, so that maybe is not such a goo example, because it is hard to separate out the offenders.