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Math exchange's policies for online exams and COVID-19 [closed]

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, almost all US colleges and universities are going fully online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. This includes online or take home final exams in classes ...
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Why don't we create the tag question-exam-recommendation?

It's an idea that came to my mind today. I saw book-recommendation tag and then I thought why not question-exam-recommendation tag. This new tag would be very useful to summarize ALL the theory that ...
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Would posting the source of my mathematics questions help attract more attention?

I am primarily using MSE to prepare for my comprehensive exams, and I think that it is a wonderful place to discuss mathematics. I notice that, after the summer season, ie., when school's in session, ...
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Protocol for Answers Containing Claims of Cheating

While reviewing posts, I've seen quite a few instances of a new user posting an answer to a question claiming that the question is from a current exam/competition. The new user also usually calls out ...
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Is it our responsibility to police for competition/exam/etc questions?

The recent posts about assisting organizations to help hindering cheaters in competitions / tests (e.g. PRIMES and a Polish Math Olympiad) made me think: Is it our responsibility to police for ...
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Request from PRIMES to keep an eye out for their problems

As many of you may recall, last year there was a problem with someone cheating here on the entrance problem set for the PRIMES high school research program at MIT. Selection for PRIMES for this year ...
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Adding a special close reason for exam questions

Over on this meta question, anorton wrote I propose a policy that if someone reports that a question is part of a take-home test, we have a 4 step process: We close the question as soon as ...
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Posting exam questions

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/353202/how-to-find-a-recurrence-relation-from-a-word-problem/353385#353385 Is there some policy concerning how to deal with this sort of thing? The user ...