Problem sets as a concept is widely used in academics. There is also a Wikipedia entry to moot. Will someone add this as a legal tag for use across some of the Stackexchange sites?
There used to be a homework tag on StackOverflow, but it was officially deprecated and then removed in a long cleanup process. The reasons for removing the homework tag all remain true. To quote from that discussion:
- homework is a meta-tag. It describes the status from which the question is being asked, not the content of the question.
- homework might be factually incorrect - for example, it is possible to ask a basic question yet not be a student or otherwise completing an assignment.
- Copied assignments (verbatim) with no attempt at solving the problem are not real questions and should be closed anyway.
- Someone, somewhere, will feel the need to say "is this homework? is it? is it homework? Really?" then somebody else will "USE THE HOMEWORK TAG11!!11" (and I'm mildly fed up of it).
Sure. Because our cooking site really needs it.
Or the lego site.
Or the pets site.
I think you are getting my drift here.
Tags are easy enough to add - you just create them if you have enough reputation - there is no need to add a default one that will not be relevant to most sites.