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Please vote on this proposal to ban from question titles certain words whose posts we usually end up closing and deleting

Yes, but not for trusted users the 'old hands' This ban should only be implemented for new users. I suggest that users with the Established User Close/Reopen privilege should not be limited, in the ...
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Please vote on this proposal to ban from question titles certain words whose posts we usually end up closing and deleting

No, we should not adopt this proposal! Vote this answer up if you think the proposal should not be adopted. If you disagree, upvote the corresponding aye-answer. (Feel free to add your own answer ...
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Please vote on this proposal to ban from question titles certain words whose posts we usually end up closing and deleting

Yes, with proper scrutiny There should be a new meta post in which (an updated version of) the list of banned words is posted as an answer, for everyone to see. That post should have a separate ...
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What words are offensive in titles? What are the rules?

The title has to be “radio-friendly”.¹ Potentially offensive words shall be censored in the titles, but can be explicit in the bodies and comments.² The rule applies to every site on the Stack ...
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Is it correct to change the title of a question that is broader than the actual question asked, and as such actually asks a different question?

The original title by the OP was ungrammatical and pointless. JonMarkPerry's edited title was grammatical but not as specific as it could be. No-one should have been answering based on the title ...
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Please vote on this proposal to ban from question titles certain words whose posts we usually end up closing and deleting

There are some problems with this proposal. One is that this is a website about English Language & Usage, so every word we outright ban is going to be a word that can not be used in the title ...
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Please vote on this proposal to ban from question titles certain words whose posts we usually end up closing and deleting

Yes, we should adopt this proposal! Vote this answer up to say that you think the proposal has merit and should be adopted. You can vote it down to say that you don’t think so, or you can vote up the ...
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What is the policy for question titles containing vulgar words?

Jeff Attwood's answer (as lank to by sumelic) is the definitive answer. There is no profanity allowed in question titles. If you see a question with a swearword, etc., in the title please edit the ...
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Please vote on this proposal to ban from question titles certain words whose posts we usually end up closing and deleting

Yes, but we should commit to reviewing policy effects in a few months. In general, I agree with the urgency of the issue. When a significant portion of questions are moderated, we should look for ...
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What is the policy for question titles containing vulgar words?

Unfortunately, it is not very well documented. The reason I believe there is such a policy is because of previous meta posts, and the continuing actions of site moderators. An important point that I ...
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What words are offensive in titles? What are the rules?

I saw that the title to this question had been edited, with an explanation of "this now appears on the hot list." As pointed out by NVZ in a comment on my previous attempt to answer, the user who ...
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Please vote on this proposal to ban from question titles certain words whose posts we usually end up closing and deleting

Why is it, that those words tend to be found in unsuitable questions? Does anybody know? Is it because the person asking tupically ‘needs help or has a problem’ (that seems to be the main theme)? ......
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