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Is it right to answer home work questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A Consolidated Homework Policy Generally I see questions from students that are part of their homework for a particular course (say probability theory, random processes, ...
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Proposal: ban verbatim homework questions which have no accompanying text

Edit: Clarification: I think we should start closing questions which are obviously copied verbatim from a homework assignment and which consist of no other text. Questions about homework with other ...
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Why do some answerers prefer full solutions to hints for homework and homework-like questions?

Recently a few discussions on homework questions appeared (or re-appeared) on meta. Originally I wanted to post something like this into one of them. But perhaps it is better to post this as a ...
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What do we do with users who post numerous unlabeled homework questions?

User student has, quite impressively, recognized that all of user6560's questions are homework questions from the ongoing course Math 620 at the University of Buffalo. I just went through, downvoted ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Closing questions that show no effort - official policy?

I can't figure out what I think about this. Again (https://math.stackexchange.com/revisions/351591/1) someone just copied and pasted a question without showing any work at all. There is nothing about ...
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Downvoting Complete Solutions

I recently had an answer to this homework question downvoted twice because I provided a complete solution. Has a consensus been reached about how to treat homework problems? If not, is this an ...
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Abuse of site with homework assignments

Update: November 2017 This is not a duplicate of A Consolidated Homework Policy . The latter states that its concern is the issue of: "how to consolidate and enforce our homework policy". My ...
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Can we please stop asking “Is this homework?”

This is irritating and tedious, just put something about homework in the FAQ if it's necessary. If you don't want to just 'give people the answer' then treat all questions as if they are homework.
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Why do people answer the question in the comment section?

I am wondering why many answers are posted in the comment section of the question? Why not post as an answer?
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The things that make math.SE 'better' (or worse) than most other math sites

So there was a recent conversation below the main post of When does the series converge?, which prompted this meta post. I know there are plenty of people who are for and against the closure and ...
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Academic Integrity [closed]

Along with the riveting debate that ensued and thoughtful answers, Please see: (tutoring) tag proposal Original posting: We've all seen questions such as: link. The stackexchange community is ...
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Why don't we use a homework policy… like physics.SE?

I was reading Proposal: ban verbatim homework questions which have no accompanying text and I came upon some startling old statistics. Since 2013, the number of questions on this site has multiplied ...
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Contest questions on math.SE

This is related to this post, please read the comments. What is the usual way of dealing with that kind of problems on math.SE? (By "that kind of problems" I mean someone posting tasks from an ...
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Proper use of the (homework) tag redux [closed]

When, if ever, is it appropriate to add the homework tag to a question that has not been acknowledged by the OP to be homework? My position is that it is never appropriate, full stop. It’s fine to ...

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