The title says it all. I'm aware that there have been many related threads in the past. But a new thread on more or less the same topic every once in a while doesn't seem so bad to me.
Specifically, my attention has recently been drawn to the ubiquity of questions that feature one of the following in their title (approximate number of occurrences between brackets):
- Proof/Prove [>15000q]
- Help (me) [~2500q]
- Question (about) [~7500q]
- Problem [~5000q]
- Show (that) [~5000q]
- Please [~500q]
and the like. These clog up the search for related questions/duplicates because of the way the software works. This is unnecessary, because every question on MSE may be expected to be a Question asked by someone to Help them solve a Problem or find a Proof. My point is that these words have zero information content as far as MSE titles are concerned.
So, if you are editing a question, please consider rephrasing the title so as to avoid these words.
It's likely not worth our time to go back and visit/edit old questions just for the sake of this issue. But it doesn't hurt to keep it in mind when you're editing.
Thoughts welcomed, as well as additions to the list. Oh well, just respond as you deem fit.