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Updating statement on closed reason for no work shown

The statement for closing based on no work shown I believe shouldn't include the word homework. Not everyone posting a PSQ (problem statement question) is actually doing homework. When they read: ...
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Voting to close a question as off-topic because it is based on a faulty presupposition

Over the last maybe 6 months or so (I haven't really been keeping track), I've noticed a number of questions either nominated for closure or actually closed with some variant of this custom close ...
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Rethinking the "Homework" close reason

Reading through Meta after seeing a lot of homework-related closures, I found quite a few questions that address our community's confusion with the homework close reason: Is it right to close “easy ...
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What's the point of closing well answered and well received questions?

It's about What are the advantages of forgetting? I just do not see any benefit of close voting a question that received an accepted answer 5 days before question closure; was well received by the ...
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Questions asking for evolutionary reasons

We do get a lot of questions that ask for why evolution did not lead to situation-X? Recent examples: Why don't mosquitoes evolve towards muting themselves?
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How much research is generally required for it to stop being closed for homework?

This question was closed for being unresearched homework. I am not sure why this is the case. According to the Biology FAQ: What should I do before I ask the question? Research it yourself - ...
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Including health advice in the personal medical questions off-topic reason

The current custom off-topic close reason for medical advice is the following Personal medical questions are off-topic on Biology. We can not safely answer questions for your specific situation ...
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Question that can be answered using commonly-available references on-topic here?

Should questions that can easily be answered through some commonly-available reference on-topic here? E.g: And could the above stated example question ...
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How similar must a duplicate question be?

This question seems very similar to an earlier question, differing mainly in the earlier question asking why earlier species were giant (or why such is less common now). (The answers to the earlier ...
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