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We should set our standards high enough, that people doing the bare minimum to meet said standards, are still doing an acceptable amount. What those standards should be then is a question of "what is acceptable", and that's going to be a long conversation


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Whenever I try to give a hint, I try not to give as much of the answer away as necessary. Most of the time, just a little nudge is enough for the poster to say, "Ah ha! Why didn't I think of that?" I can see why there's trepidation from other posters to give out the full answer - it does the OP no good (especially if they're doing homework) and ...


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good question. First of all, we will never be able to crack down, as far as I can see, on people not doing the work or on someone cheating. We cannot enforce people coming on here and seeking out help on math problems on say take-home exams or contest problems, that surely they pledged to be doing on their own. At least I don't see it. So I'm not seeing how ...


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The main reason to avoid using MathJax for color decoration of text is to improve accessibility on the site. Color blindness affects about 8% of males and 0.5% of females. This is presumably not uppermost in your thoughts as you apply color-for-emphasis, but user interface designers put effort into choices that maximize legibility for the Community as a ...


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Should I feel bad? No, absolutely not. In principle, an accepted answer is the answer that helped you and you specifically the most. That means different things to different people - you might accept an answer where I wouldn't to an identical question. I know I've been mildly peeved in the past because I saw an OP accept an answer when I felt mine was ...


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