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Replacement for "Homework" close reason

Close reason: This text is shown when selecting a reason while flagging or voting to close: Needs references, support, or an attempt to solve This question needs further content before it can be ...
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What's the point of closing well answered and well received questions?

I've reopened the question. The chosen close reason was that the question would fit better on a different site. That is generally an invalid reason to close, as long as the question isn't actually out ...
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What are we currently doing with old highly upvoted but kind of bad questions?

As an initial reaction, I feel that old inactive questions should be left alone, if they don’t pose a big problem. It seems a bit unfair to judge old questions by new standards, when the person asking ...
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Should "Too broad" be used when wanting to "just close it"?

Close-vote reasons should be used carefully, as it may happen that a question gets closed without anyone leaving a comment. Then the close-reason (democratically picked across the 5 close votes) will ...
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Pharmacokinetics question was closed and I'd like it re-opened

No, we are not going to accept your personal medical advice question. Do not seek this information elsewhere or attempt to circumvent these restrictions here, the rules are rules for reason of safety.
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I tried to explain my question very well, showing that I did my research and explain it thoroughy, but it's closed for not being focused and research?

Should I make a video about myself doing online research? Make a selfie with anatomy book in my hand? Maybe do a livestream or a podcast? No, you should cite something in the field of biology to ...
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Are questions about language interpretation on-topic?

I'd like to see users that ask these sorts of questions demonstrate some deeper attempt at the dictionary approach, although I do think it is important to allow them because indeed sometimes science ...
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Are questions about language interpretation on-topic?

I think this is a very good question. In the examples provided, I would consider them both to be on-topic. The first one is about a process basic to energy metabolism in cells and has a physiological ...
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Replacement for "Homework" close reason

Close reason: This text is shown when selecting a reason while flagging or voting to close: Needs references, support, or an attempt to solve This question needs further content before it can be ...
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Asking to reopen a question closed by mistakes

You basically answered the main question in the linked post yourself, since you establish your own 'definition' of pecking order, including everything up to the point of metabolic evolutionary ...
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What are we currently doing with old highly upvoted but kind of bad questions?

Another potential solution is to either generate (or wait for someone to generate) a better asked but related question and simply mark the old question as dupe of the new better question (regardless ...
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What are we currently doing with old highly upvoted but kind of bad questions?

I agree with @fileunderwater's answer. I would add that another tool we have available is a "historical lock" which prevents a post from being answered and commented on while keeping it available, ...
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Questions asking for evolutionary reasons

I have only just chanced on this Meta Question (because of recent activity) although I have often noticed the reference to “Why do some bad traits evolve, and good ones don’t?”. I have never actually ...
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Questions asking for evolutionary reasons

I understand and agree with the purpose of this thread. However, I believe I found a case where this thread might encourage users to misunderstand newcomers that are still learning to ask professional ...
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Problematic criteria related to "homework questions"

Note: adjusted from replacement to narrowing scope of "homework" per discussion in the comments I having now spent some time swimming in the sea of poorly received questions on this site, ...
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Should "Too broad" be used when wanting to "just close it"?

If we play by the strict rules, then the answer to the question should obviously be no, but… I don’t think the ‘hard case’ is an abuse of the ‘too broad’ category. (Apologies for implying that others ...
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Replacement for "Homework" close reason

Sorry, late to the party! To avoid posting too many comments... I agree with the discussion, great suggestions. I'm okay with any of them, but there are a few key points we've raised: 'References' is ...
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Problematic criteria related to "homework questions"

I created a chat room here: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/123054/biology-close-reasons-discussion for further discussion on this, since it seems like some back-and-forth iteration may be ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
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Problematic criteria related to "homework questions"

I agree that the current situation with the Homework category for closure is unsatisfactory, but there are certain things that need to be considered before making any changes. 1. Is it possible to ...
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