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I understand the sentiment to have this blacklist, but I don't think it's really important for MathOverflow to have it. Very few questions have ever had $$ in their titles, and not always for actual displaymath. Here is an SEDE query to catch all extant questions which have a revision where the title contained $$. Only 10 results pop up, so I'll look at ...


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The SE team has the ability to blacklist tags. The most efficient way to request this is probably to list all tags that should be blacklisted into a single (new) meta post "Blacklist [topology], ..." and where possible link to the meta posts that support this blacklisting. (As far as I can tell none of the links in your post why the topology tag should be ...


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This is a XY problem. What you really want to do is prevent questions that are obviously non research level. Martin Sleziak has recently suggested a change that would help, but it has been ignored by the moderators up to now: Should users be shown some basic information before posting the first question? I think this change would go a long way in solving ...


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One of the possible suggestions (both in the question and in this comment) is to create a synonym topology $\to$ gn.general-topology. It is worth mentioning that many people use the term topology in wider sense, including general topology, algebraic topology, differential topology, etc. (The fact that the tag was used in this way is probably the reason why ...


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TL:DR; I support the proposal to have warning for some words in titles. But I do not think it would be good to blacklist them completely. It is explicitly pointed out in How to write a good MathOverflow question? (the section "Make your title your question") that it is good to make the title describe the question as well as possible. And there indeed are ...


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Charcoal, a community group on Stack Exchange, has a bot called Smoke Detector. Currently, it's operating to detect (the commercial kind) across the Stack Exchange network, as well as reporting detected spam to various chat rooms. It has the existing infrastructure to support this kind of detection/block. Spam posts are currently autoflagged multiple times. ...


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