Questions tagged [homework]

Relating to the discussion and controversy around questions that are explicitly stated as, presumed, or suspected to be homework questions (i.e. those given to a student in a formal course of study). Homework questions themselves are off-topic on Meta Stack Exchange!

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Distinguishing real questions from homework

This is doubtless an FAQ, but I've not found the answer. I've been spending some time on Stack Overflow, trying to pay forward some help on several knotty questions to which I've found solutions here....
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What to do when you think a student deleted the question because the answer was too specific?

I'm asking here because if this becomes a trend I'd like to know what I should do in the future. I don't have proof, but I suspect the user wanted a direct solution but didn't want their prof to be ...
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Should the homework tag be removed on other sites too?

Programmers and then SO have (somewhat) recently banned the homework tag. However, I noticed that it still exists on many other SE sites, notably Math, Physics and Chemistry. Should the tag be ...
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How may I help in removing homework tags? [closed]

I have slightly > 500 rep on SO, and would enjoy helping with the homework tag removal. However, I obviously do not have the rep to vote for deletion of poorly worded homework questions. I was ...
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Signaling homework questions after the deprecation of the homework tag

I asked a question some time back (after the deprecation of the homework tag) that was for homework. I didn't want to write a dorky sentence at the top of my question that said "this is a homework ...
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Is there a reason people can still tag questions as homework?

Since the homework tag is deprecated, why are users still able to tag questions with it? I'm guessing that you haven't blacklisted the tag which means users can still use/recreate it. In that case my ...
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Please add “homework” to the one-click comment flagging list [closed]

Comments about homework cause a lot of friction. In the interest of making it easier to cut off the comment wars in the bud, please add homework to the list of words that make a comment be deletable ...
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The Effects of Removing the Homework Tag [closed]

So, we're removing the homework tag now. This is being done to cut down on the number of comments about homework tagging questions, comments about answering homework questions too completely, and the ...
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Lower the flag barrier for “homework” comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please add “homework” to the one-click comment flagging list If the phrase "accept rate" (or similar1) is in a comment it takes 1 comment flag to auto-delete the comment. Now ...
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With the Homework Tag removal, how do we help new users ask better questions?

The recent movement to remove homework tags from questions, has made me wonder about the best way to deal with homework questions that will inevitably still show up on the site. My question is, as a ...
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Why is asking homeworkish questions a bad thing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Homework on StackOverflow On SO, people sometimes treat questions differently because they are homeworkish. However, SO is a place to learn. Thus, whether questions are ...
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Was I wrong in my approach to this question?

Since this was a homework question I was trying to get the the poster to understand their problem. Rather than just answering it. Maybe that's wrong on SO but I thought it was a good approach. Do ...
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Should a “Work Type” Category be Added?

I posted a question regarding etiquette and the homework tag. I can see a lot of the viewpoints on the issue, and understand them. I actually had a pretty good idea for a solution i wanted to share. ...
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Are school project questions homework?

I was tempted to tag this post on collision detection as homework, but I'm not sure if it qualifies. To summarize: As a school project i have taken up making an angry birds clone in matlab. After ...
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Homework questions - accepted or not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to ask and answer homework questions? So are homework questions accepted on SO or not? Or is there no standard answer to this question? Bear in mind that there is ...
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What to do after finding out that a question was homework?

I recently answered a question here: bubble sort a character array in alphabetic order in c I felt that due to the nature of the code, the best way to help the OP learn would be to provide him with ...
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Wondering about why a question got closed

I was wondering about the reason that this question got closed. The stated reason is that: It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly ...
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How should be considered self-excercise questions? Are they homework?

One starting programmer (here) reads a book, finds there an exercise, writes, debugs and runs code and having some problems with understanding the concepts, questions at SO. Somebody asks him if it is ...
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More aggressively punishing questions that are blatant cheating?

I've noticed that a lot of the questions on SO recently are students blatantly asking for the community to do their homework for them. I'm not talking about legitimate questions like "I've been ...
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Add a Short Message above the Answer Box when the [Homework] Tag is Present

While we as a community not only accept but (I feel) encourage the asking of questions for the purposes of homework, it tends to be a point of contention. Questions which are obviously homework (and ...
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Is answering homework question considered cheating? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is [homework] an exception? How to ask and answer homework questions? It's bothering me if someone was asked to do report or has a homework question and asks for help here ...
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Flag for inappropriate homework answers? [closed]

Has a flag been considered for a homework answer that gives the student too much information? Obviously "too much information" is subjective, but I think there is a difference between (1) putting ...
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Homework questions being closed as “not a real question” - is the description accurate?

There's lots of discussion on closing homework questions showing no effort on the part of the OP. I agree with that, but I find the description "It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This ...
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What percentage of questions asked here are people doing their homework?

I've long been out of college, never cheated, but knew plenty of students who cared nothing about learning and would cheat anytime they could. I can't help but think that a large percentage of ...
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Anti-plagiarism feature/API

Given that the better SO does its job the better a resource it is for cheating on homework, should it have an API for teachers/instructors/professors to use to detect it? I'm thinking of something ...
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Has SO become Cliffs Notes/Do My homework site for CS students [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to ask and answer homework questions? I started to answer a question, then stopped because it looks like a homework assignment. What is the proper etiquette/response? ...
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What category do we use to close blatant homework questions?

The entire contents of this question is: Write a program that uses predicates to assist a small supermarket owner in keeping track of his/ her stock" Obviously homework by somebody who doesn't have ...
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Strategies for handling recurring homework questions

Every now and again, you get a homework question that recurs. The question itself varies, but it's the same poster and the same code snippets and there really doesn't seem to be any progress being ...
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'What's wrong with this code…' kind of questions - are they really useful? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we close ‘fix my program’ questions I find there are lots of questions on SO of the form 'Here is this piece of code and it's not working. Can you tell me ...
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Why are all the homework questions being closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the policy here on homework? Why do Stack Overflow users close questions? Shouldn't we be encouraging homework questions, and encouraging users to ask homework ...
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A Little Homework on Homework [closed]

A recent "Do my homework for me" question on SO got me thinking: are there sites out there where people are recommending SO as a place where you can get other people to do your work for you? A bit of ...
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Should users answer homework questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Homework on StackOverflow I've seen a pattern on StackOverflow where people often get very snippy when someone asks what is obviously a homework question. They say, "go do ...