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I have a doubt about "doubt" in doubt titles

When I started about an hour ago, a search for is:question title:doubt gave 25 questions. I (have tried to) fixed these.
Klaus-Dieter Warzecha's user avatar
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I know that we mind the buzzwords but does that mean every single incident of each buzzword must be removed from every title?

In your specific case, I'd go with a synonym of "help" and add some specifics from the body of the post: What are point groups and how can they assist me in predicting physical properties of ...
Todd Minehardt's user avatar
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I know that we mind the buzzwords but does that mean every single incident of each buzzword must be removed from every title?

There's no rule saying that everything must go. It's simply because "help" tends to appear in a lot of non-descriptive titles, and therefore it makes for a good search query. Personally, I'm ...
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I know that we mind the buzzwords but does that mean every single incident of each buzzword must be removed from every title?

I remembered Martin's earlier question (on doubts) and the list of (meaningless) buzzwords from earlier campaigns. I took that as an invitation to change and improve the situation. Consequently, I ...
Klaus-Dieter Warzecha's user avatar
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I have a doubt about "doubt" in doubt titles

I've cleaned up a more recent question full of all that aforementioned doubt. I'll keep an eye out for other potential buzzwords and I'll occasionally look for this buzzword. I doubt the community ...
Melanie Shebel's user avatar
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Buzzwords Season 9 - Number of Moles (reboot)

"Amount of substance" is often measured in mass units, e.g. kg or lb, or sometimes even in volume, e.g. mL or fl. oz. Thus, it is very often necessary to clarify that you are talking about the ...
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I have a doubt about "doubt" in doubt titles

Just a note: I found and cleaned up seven "doubt" questions today. They were mostly unanswered, bad homework type. Interestingly, they were very old. That probably means our community hasn't ...
Gaurang Tandon's user avatar
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Houston, we have a "Problem" in question titles

It looks like the "problem" has grown since this request was first posted to meta. I'm working through some of these, especially some of the "richer" questions that better contribute to the site (and ...
Melanie Shebel's user avatar
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Buzzwords Season 9 - Number of Moles (reboot)

Where do we start from... There are two opposing views; both lie to the far ends of each spectrum and I am about to present a centrist view, so this may either satisfy both sides, or anger both. But I ...
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Buzzwords Season 9 - Number of Moles (reboot)

I'll provide one reason (opinion based) why editing questions should be done with care: search engines. I think one of your goals is very important - keep answers on the site clear and accurate. But ...
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Buzzwords Season 9 - Number of Moles (reboot)

Moving answer part from question to decouple the voting: Given our drive for quality, I believe that this site should not be complacent in perpetuating a phase that is not correct and therefore ...
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