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Disallow homework tag [duplicate]

The homework tag is officially deprecated for a while now. Yet still, there is hardly a day without new questions tagged as homework. While this makes for easy game when one still tries to obtain the ...
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What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted?

A worryingly high number of bad suggested edits get accepted. For example: edits that add bad formatting to random words edits that break the formatting of a block of code edits that add wrong tags ...
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The homework tag is now officially deprecated

Homework is no longer a tag on Stack Overflow. Keeping this post for historical reference. --Shog9 The result of a rather lengthy discussion concludes with the homework tag needing to go away on ...
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Is [homework] an exception to the no-meta-tag rule? [closed]

I was just thinking about how all the meta tags are removed but one big meta(ish) tag is still here: homework Is this an exception to the no-meta-tag rule or is it an oversight? Or would you even ...
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This guy keeps changing profiles to crowd-source his project

The title pretty much sums it up. I could find at least 8 questions and 3 profiles just today. Is this abuse? Should I do something about it? What can I do about it? https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Can we cut back on the “Is This Homework?” berating? [closed]

First, let me say that Stack Overflow and its related wikis are one of my favorite places on the net, and I've learned tremendously from many of you, and find most of you to be fine and charming folks ...
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5answers
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StackOverflow is not your Programming 101 Teacher [closed]

I would like to help my fellow professionals and amateurs more on StackOverflow, but it's become impossible to find questions worth spending time on beneath the inundation of "teach me to program" ...
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“Free hosting” questions are both awful and ubiquitous

Searching for "free hosting" on Stack Overflow yields 5000+ mostly awful one- or two-sentence unclosed questions soliciting advice for free/cheap hosting. Disregarding the very low quality of most of ...
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Should do-my-homework questions be closed as “Not a Real Question” or “Too localized”?

My question is pretty much in the title. We all know that there are a lot of questions that simply copy-paste their homework assignment text without showing any effort. This recent one, for example. I ...
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2answers
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Why is problem sets not available as a tag?

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?
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Redirect tag “homework” traffic to a new “apprentice” tag? [closed]

The homework helps "clean the other tags" from more basic question traffic as well as creating a safe hub for new people and allows them an easier integration into the Stack Overflow community.
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Do we need the “existing” tag? [closed]

There are currently 55 questions on StackOverflow tagged "existing". I don't see that this tag adds any value to these questions, or even makes much sense. It seems to be used when the asker is ...