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Close reason for “do my job/homework for me” questions [duplicate]

With the "minimal understanding" and "what have you tried" close reason removed now, what is the proper way to handle the do-my-homework-for-me type of question, where a person clearly didn't put any ...
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0answers
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Where is the “minimal understanding” reason? [duplicate]

I wanted to flag a question as "minimal understanding", but this close reason is replaced by: This question was caused by a problem that can't be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While ...
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0answers
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Off topic close reasons no longer include “provide code”? [duplicate]

Until recently, when you selected "close" on a question, the menu of options that was presented looked a lot like the one being described here (if my memory serves me right). Today I wanted to vote ...
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Do the new Flag options mean, Question without self effort aren't off-topic anymore? [duplicate]

The options to post a flag as off-topic have changed, as far I noticed right. So Q's like: How do I assign a value to a variable in language xyz... As this is a absolute basic question, which ...
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26answers
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Should Stack Exchange in general be awarding “A”s for Effort?

This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word "effort"...
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24answers
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Close Votes review: I'm going on a strike! [closed]

I know this question is going to make me unpopular here – but I feel I have no other options. I have been concerned by the size of the close votes review queue for quite a while. When I ...
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12answers
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Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered, zero-score questions after a year?

Related to Meta Super User efforts: Old unanswered inactive questions with low views/votes and Meta Server Fault efforts: Cleaning house, really old, unloved questions We already auto-remove ...
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9answers
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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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12answers
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Improving “demonstrate a minimal understanding” close reason

Note: the eventual outcome of this discussion involved dropping this particular off-topic reason, along with other changes. See: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/216585/recent-changes-to-close-...
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8answers
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What happened to the “You're Just Lazy” close vote reason? [closed]

...not literally, of course. But what happened to the previous menu of close-vote options? I find the current set unsatisfactory. Take this question that boils down to a typical java.lang....
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1answer
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Still confused about minimal understanding

I'm still a little confused about the "minimal understanding" close reason and when it should be used. I'm afraid I might be defaulting to it a little too often. Shog recently posted the following: ...
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1answer
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What have I done wrong? Flamed for asking a question? [duplicate]

Just look at what happened here, very simple question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21386037/how-can-i-take-take-text-and-display-it-in-an-image-in-asp-net-c-sharp?noredirect=1#...
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3answers
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What is the current way to handle no-effort questions on SO? [duplicate]

Since the old insufficient effort close reason has been removed, are questions showing no effort at all no longer meant to be closed? Just downvoted? If they're meant to be closed, what's the current ...
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1answer
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Comments are now diamond killers

Steps to reproduce: Visit any post where a diamond mod/dev/employee left a comment. Add your own comment. Bask in the temporary glory of vaporizing his/her diamond: Reloading brings such ...
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1answer
143 views

Is this question a candidate to close or not? [closed]

I am having a difficult time deciding how to deal with questions like these with the new close options. Example question: Move element to X left when click button I have read through the related ...

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