I recently asked this question on the scifi stack exchange.

After I typed the question, I got a blurb that said "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." I'm honestly curious why I got that. There's not a doubt in my mind that this is an objective yes/no answer and I have no reason to believe it will be closed.

I tried a couple rewrites of the question and I kept getting the blurb, so I figure this is just bad parsing on the site's part, but I'm still curious why I got it.

Of course, if I'm misunderstanding things and did post an off-topic question, please let me know and I'll delete it. But I'd still like an explanation as to why.


Because you included the word 'you'.

Any title with the words you, your, best, favorite/favourite, worst, and hardest get this warning. It's kind of outdated; see What algorithm does Stack Exchange use to determine if a question may be subjective? on Meta.SE.

  • This problem has come up before on various SE sites. Really "you" and "your" should be removed from the list.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Sep 8 '17 at 6:13
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    @Randal'Thor - it probably is a good heuristic for StackOverflow :) Sep 10 '17 at 15:49

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