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The problem (most of) those comments are addressing are not related to posts from people who have interesting problems that they can't solve, but rather students who copy-and-paste their homework assignments and demand answers. Those problems are not interesting and have no inherent value aside from helping the student get a higher grade on his homework assignment without putting any work into it. I don't care in the slightest about a student's grades or whether he "shows his work"; I'm not a high-school math teacher, and I'm certainly not his high-school math teacher.

I do, however, want this site to be genuinely about mathematics, rather than a generic homework-help site. To that end, I'm happy to keep any question that has genuine mathematical content or to help people understand mathematics; that's a worthwhile goal, and this is one of the few sites where that's possible. Questions that are simply homework problems with no real questions in them (that is, nothing specific, or a desultory "I don't know where to start" for something that's clearly a homework problem and should have been covered in the poster's class) are neither. Thus, for example, I have no problem downvoting this questionthis question. (My apologies for picking on that particular poster; that was just the first such question I found in the review queue.) There's no indication of where the student is stuck; the problem itself is a standard multivariable calculus problem that is undoubtedly completely equivalent to dozens in his notes or textbook; and the post is nothing more than "Do my homework for me!"

The problem (most of) those comments are addressing are not related to posts from people who have interesting problems that they can't solve, but rather students who copy-and-paste their homework assignments and demand answers. Those problems are not interesting and have no inherent value aside from helping the student get a higher grade on his homework assignment without putting any work into it. I don't care in the slightest about a student's grades or whether he "shows his work"; I'm not a high-school math teacher, and I'm certainly not his high-school math teacher.

I do, however, want this site to be genuinely about mathematics, rather than a generic homework-help site. To that end, I'm happy to keep any question that has genuine mathematical content or to help people understand mathematics; that's a worthwhile goal, and this is one of the few sites where that's possible. Questions that are simply homework problems with no real questions in them (that is, nothing specific, or a desultory "I don't know where to start" for something that's clearly a homework problem and should have been covered in the poster's class) are neither. Thus, for example, I have no problem downvoting this question. (My apologies for picking on that particular poster; that was just the first such question I found in the review queue.) There's no indication of where the student is stuck; the problem itself is a standard multivariable calculus problem that is undoubtedly completely equivalent to dozens in his notes or textbook; and the post is nothing more than "Do my homework for me!"

The problem (most of) those comments are addressing are not related to posts from people who have interesting problems that they can't solve, but rather students who copy-and-paste their homework assignments and demand answers. Those problems are not interesting and have no inherent value aside from helping the student get a higher grade on his homework assignment without putting any work into it. I don't care in the slightest about a student's grades or whether he "shows his work"; I'm not a high-school math teacher, and I'm certainly not his high-school math teacher.

I do, however, want this site to be genuinely about mathematics, rather than a generic homework-help site. To that end, I'm happy to keep any question that has genuine mathematical content or to help people understand mathematics; that's a worthwhile goal, and this is one of the few sites where that's possible. Questions that are simply homework problems with no real questions in them (that is, nothing specific, or a desultory "I don't know where to start" for something that's clearly a homework problem and should have been covered in the poster's class) are neither. Thus, for example, I have no problem downvoting this question. (My apologies for picking on that particular poster; that was just the first such question I found in the review queue.) There's no indication of where the student is stuck; the problem itself is a standard multivariable calculus problem that is undoubtedly completely equivalent to dozens in his notes or textbook; and the post is nothing more than "Do my homework for me!"

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The problem (most of) those comments are addressing are not related to posts from people who have interesting problems that they can't solve, but rather students who copy-and-paste their homework assignments and demand answers. Those problems are not interesting and have no inherent value aside from helping the student get a higher grade on his homework assignment without putting any work into it. I don't care in the slightest about a student's grades or whether he "shows his work"; I'm not a high-school math teacher, and I'm certainly not his high-school math teacher.

I do, however, want this site to be genuinely about mathematics, rather than a generic homework-help site. To that end, I'm happy to keep any question that has genuine mathematical content or to help people understand mathematics; that's a worthwhile goal, and this is one of the few sites where that's possible. Questions that are simply homework problems with no real questions in them (that is, nothing specific, or a desultory "I don't know where to start" for something that's clearly a homework problem and should have been covered in the poster's class) are neither. Thus, for example, I have no problem downvoting this question. (My apologies for picking on that particular poster; that was just the first such question I found in the review queue.) There's no indication of where the student is stuck; the problem itself is a standard multivariable calculus problem that is undoubtedly completely equivalent to dozens in his notes or textbook; and the post is nothing more than "Do my homework for me!"