DO NOT USE THIS TAG FOR ASKING HOMEWORK QUESTIONS! This tag relates 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.
homework, and the discussion around it, cover several topics, including:
- Question quality
- The amount of effort an asker has put into their question
- Whether or not the question is generally covered in a college-level course work
- Meta tags
- Qualitative filtering of questions
- Filtering topics based on perceived complexity and/or difficulty
- Whether these kinds of questions belong on Stack Exchange
As of this writing, there is much discussion, and quite a bit of controversy over where homework should live in Stack Exchange sites, its status as either meta tag or not, and etiquette around handing questions that are seen as homework.