Tags serve primarily for organizing the content and making it easier to find what you're looking for. I fail to believe that anyone in his right, wrong or insane mind would look for
possible-homework items, and thus, that tag should be discouraged.
To a large extent, I'm also against the
homework tag. Who's going to search for
homework questions? Students who are looking for the answers to their homework, of course. Is that a behavior we want to encourage?
Note that I'm not at all against homework questions. We are the repository for all information related to each Trilogy site's domain focus. What I'm against is making it a little too easy for people to pass their courseware by providing them a very simple means of enumerating all the homework questions in one fell swoop, then adding a search feature on top of that.
Other than students looking for the answers to their assignments, what's the real use case for the
It also, as others have stated, comes off as a negative to some questioners. It comes off as negative to some answerers. I'd like to see hard numbers on this, but a lot of the
homework-tagged questions I've seen have attracted very low scores, probably as a result of that tag.
I think both should be discouraged in general, as a result. In theory,
homework could be OK, but in practice, it winds up attracting negative attention instead of helping organize the site.