A little while ago I revealed my
evilish devilish plans about question titles. Let's review what we did:
- Write some FAQ.
- Clean up some titles and lead by example.
- Get some help from the system to stop the bad titles to reappear in the questions.
Our greatest buzzwords are: (Sorting by 'worst1', descending)
1: Worst™ is an arbitrary buzzword constant in which question quality and the repetition of the buzzword is taken into account, along with how many possible future false positives will exist.
The other ones are not much of a problem and are scarcely observed in question titles, but these key-/buzzwords need to be banned or the users using them must be given a warning.
The message should be short enough to be heeded, and yet long enough to contain some useful tips on how to write a good title. Furthermore, "grammatically" and "correct" are often seen in the titles of off-topic, proofreading questions and thus an indication of that could be useful.
So the questions are
- Which keywords should we ban and to which keywords should we trigger a warning for?
- What should the ban or warning messages contain?
For the record, here are some images to frown, sigh or tut for.
Note that the two images above were screen-shot before TCE. They still might exist after it.
And here's what a ban message looks like in Stack Overflow:
Special thanks to TChrist for the two images above.