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Should we have a custom close reason for homework assignment dumps?

Since the beginning of the north hemisphere term, we've seen a sharp increase in questions that consist solely of a dump of a homework assignment, where there is no question, only “solve this”. Our ...
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Should we downvote solution request?

This question is motivated by this comment. Recently I see more an more questions which explicitly asks for solution to given class problems. This happens mostly before exams period. It looks like ...
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The return of the homework question

It has become a ritual: three times a semester (around 2nd week, midterms and finals) there is a flow of simple, homework-like questions (mostly in the field of automata theory; US education system is ...
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What to do if someone asks my assignment question?

It seems that a student has posted a question I have given my students as an assignment on this site. Is there a policy regarding this?
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Homework policy

The accepted answer on this question is our homework policy, adopted by a community poll. The poll rules and outcome are retained below for historical purposes. Rules Below, you will find three ...
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Towards a homework policy

The purpose of this thread is to determine what our homework policy should be, if any. In previous discussions, we saw: Will homework questions be allowed? → Homework questions are allowed, but we ...
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What should the homework tag mean?

The outcome of the homework tag discussion is not clear so far: there is a slight majority in favor of having a homework tag, but no agreement as to what the tag means. The meanings I've seen proposed ...
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Just-a-hint tag

This relates to the following discussion: Homework tag discussion After talking to Gilles in chat about possible solutions to the homework tag problem. The tag just-a-hint was suggested. The purpose ...
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Homework tag discussion

This discussion started in my other question "Will Homework Questions Be Allowed?". Should we allow the tag? It seems that some of our sister sites (Programmers, stackoverflow) have not allowed the ...
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Will homework questions be allowed?

Since the current FAQs say this site is for students as well as professionals, what will the policy on homework be? What are the guidelines that a homework question should follow if it is to be ...