To me one of the basic principles of GIS SE (and SE more generally) is that questions which are the clearest get answered the quickest and/or most comprehensively. It is this that encourages all of us to put as much effort as we can into making them more answer-able. Naturally, those with more votes tend to float to the top and get seen by more people but the only other (and somewhat "artificial") way to get them prioritized is by setting a bounty.
However, I often see sentences within the question body like here which are what I would call statements of urgency intended to garner priority. The most extreme example that I have seen is one that went so far as to suggest that his employer's business was likely to go under without a near immediate answer.
Personally, as a volunteer, I like to think that I can use my time on the clearest and most interesting questions without being influenced by any statements of urgency.
Do you think that statements of urgency should be removed from questions as soon as they are seen, just like the help says to do for signatures and greetings?