The Stack Exchange engine has a pretty simple little filter to see if the title of a new question being entered is subjective.

Apparently it usually looks for any of these keywords:

  • Best
  • Worst
  • Hardest
  • You
  • Your
  • Favorite
  • Favourite

And if it finds any will throw up this warning:

The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed

It's not perfect, some people notice it, others don't, there will always be somebody asking subjective questions. But it's still not a bad idea. However here on travel.SE there's one more very common keyword in subjective questions. Could we please get it added to the list just on our site:


For instance, here's some titles that don't look objective without going on to read the full question:

Is the London Pass worth the price? • Is it worth booking Amtrak in advance? • Is Mount Pilatus worth visiting in winter? • Is Anjuna beach worth visiting in Goa? [closed] • Are cruises' Shore Excursions worth the money? • Is it worth leaving the hotel in Verona on January 1st? • Places worth visiting by train from Munich to Berlin • Which chateaux of the Loire are worth visiting? • Which of the many Stepwells in India are worth a visit? • Is it worth it to go to Mount Kenya for only one day? • Is the Pilanesberg safari park worth to be a primary travel goal?

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    This is a very valid request, but how do we get the attention of the guys in charge to make this happen? Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 12:58
  • In the past they always tell us that the SE people monitor all of the meta sites. But as a fallback if nobody let's us know they've seen this we can also post on meta.SO Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 13:37
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    I dislike the subjective filter. It's very annoying on language sites, and other sites. Making requests to add words may make it more likely to remain.
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 9:08
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    @AndrewGrimm: It's not annoying at all on non-language sites. What's annoying is the subjective questions people ask despite the warnings. It's good that it remains. If you want to get rid of it you should start up a completely separate topic on that subject. Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 11:06


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