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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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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How should questions dealing with playing cards be tagged, or should they? [closed]

Among things that beginners seem to undertake are programming tasks involving playing cards. (They come up in a lot of school assignments, but it seems people are equally enthusiastic about trying it ...
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Conspicuous homework tag

homework is probably the only tag on SO that comes with its own guidelines on how to answer questions it's applied to. As such, wouldn't it make sense to style the tag in a manner that grabs the ...
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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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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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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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Answering the homework questions [duplicate]

As we all know that a lot of homework questions are posted on Stack Overflow. Few just post the question as such without even trying and few genuinely try something and post a specific problem. In the ...
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Answer homework questions literally or best practice

This question sparked a short debate about whether it's best to answer homework questions in terms of best practice, or if it's better to answer literally. In this case, the practice of subclassing ...
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Correct way to flag “do my work for me” questions? [duplicate]

I am not a heavy user of StackOverflow due to various time constraints I face. As such, I sometimes see some very-low quality questions where OPs ask someone to get their work done (a.k.a. "I don't ...
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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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Homework Puppies, Help Vampires, and the Über-Selfless Ones

I'm beginning to understand why homework questions are annoying. And I also the see need to grab a stake and aim it a few posts. But then we have those who are helpful, but ask very little. So my ...
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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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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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I'm a professional (homework/student related) [closed]

I've been using SO for a while now, and it's become more and more useful as a professional tool, which is why I'm finally registering and joining the community. I actually use SO every day, including ...
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Why are people calling this homework question “offensive”?

Maybe it's due to my bad English, but I don't understand why some questions on SOF are considered to be offensive. For example: there was one guy who had a "homework" question. And a few seconds ...
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Should homework questions be moved to cs.stackexchange.com? [closed]

I recently discovered cs.stackexchange.com, and just browsing the site, it seemed like a site better suited for homework questions, or questions from those seeking help understanding the basics of the ...
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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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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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Is it wrong to ask homework questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Homework on StackOverflow I've seen a bunch of complaints about homework and whether or not it's cheating to ask for answers online. I understand the general idea that not ...
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Is it okay to ask multiple homework questions

Very very possible this question is duplicate with this question: Is it okay to ask many questions? The question is almost fit with my condition, but I'm still hesitating. I know this question is ...
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How should “gimme-code” questions be flagged? [closed]

The main question in question is: Homework Question But this certainly isn't the first "gimme-code"/do-my-homework-for-me question (and likely won't be the last). How should these be flagged? ...
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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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Would you answer other people's questions if you knew they were getting paid? [closed]

I am writing a paper for my Senior Thesis that focuses on the motivations of SO users. As my survey is apparently inappropriate, I'll attempt to break out the questions individually with more ...
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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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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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How to tag question that ask us to find a bug? [closed]

For example, Javascript auto calculating with (+) and (-) I tagged it with findbugs (I know what findbugs is, but I could not find anything better). I think it deserves to have its own category -- ...
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Homework Question Flag

Can we have a "flag as homework question" button where we can effectively put a question on hold for X days in the even that we see a question that is blatantly a homework/assignment question and the ...
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Is this Homework or this is homework or this sounds like homework [closed]

I m tired of people harassing me with "Is this Homework or this is homework or this sounds like homework" I m a phd student and I want to ask questions that i m really curious about. I do have finals ...
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Homework revisited [duplicate]

This is an old topic but I see there is an influx of new questions on SE which would be resolved by a bit of googling and some thought. Presumably this is due to the new academic year up in the ...
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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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Homework questions to be edited before flagged [duplicate]

I have come across many homework questions poorly made, with no efforts to solve and steps taken. Apparently the askers haven't gone through the homework policy yet. These questions are almost always ...
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Reasonableness of homework questions and difficulty of beginners to ask their doubts? [closed]

As I see doubts can range from too localized ones to multiple benefit ones, but often localized problems are closed or put on hold... Localized problems are beneficial on long term... I don't know ...