I've just found the Improve “The Title Filter” responses question on SO meta. It would be great to filter additionally words like "review", "please", "please review", "review request", "my code", "please critique", "critique" etc. on this site.

A related question: “Please review / critique” in question's title

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    \$\begingroup\$ And I've just gotten confirmation that title filters can be different per site, so we can ask for specific filters... \$\endgroup\$
    – yannis
    Commented Jan 13, 2012 at 14:51

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Yeah, this probably should've been done long before now - it's clear this has become a persistent problem here.

Starting now, the following words/phrases are not allowed in titles:

  • "review"
  • "critique"
  • "improve"
  • "help with"
  • "question" (unless followed by "mark")
  • any sentence starting or ending with "help" or "problem"

I can't do much about the mess that's accumulated in the time since this was proposed, but hopefully this will discourage folks from making it worse.

  • \$\begingroup\$ It looks like "improved" should be added as well. There are also a lot of questions in the form of "How can X be improved?" \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 4:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ 22 is a lot @Jamal? \$\endgroup\$
    – Shog9
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 4:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hm. I thought I remember seeing more than that over time. What were your search terms? \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 4:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ codereview.stackexchange.com/search?q=title%3Aimproved \$\endgroup\$
    – Shog9
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 4:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ I see. Some questions might've been edited to remove that, but I don't know how many. Either way, if it doesn't seem needed, then that's fine. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 4:13

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