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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 ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
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Homework questions?

Jordi made some good points, I'd like to add a few. While preparing for our exams we dont have so much time to write each and every detail....why cant the community just provide the answer without ...
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Homework questions?

Your misinterpretation of biology.se First of all, what I feel like that you are misunderstanding here, is that you think it is our duty to be on biology.se, and that we are probably even getting ...
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Homework questions?

We do answer homework questions. Nobody has mentioned this thus far. We actually do answer homework questions, which is somewhat unusual for stack exchange. I am generally tolerant to homework ...
James's user avatar
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Change homework policy to disallow Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

As answers are supposed to be well researched and citing sources, a bad multiple choice question might still prompt an interesting, well structured answer explaining not only which is the right choice ...
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Feature suggestion: queued homework answers

In my opinion, these questions (poorly researched one-liner questions that nevertheless explore an interesting issue) are sufficiently rare that normal channels for improvement can be used to tackle ...
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Should there be a warning regarding plagiarism in the homework help section

I think this is not a big problem as most homework questions are closed pretty fast and get no answers. Most of them are pretty obvious and they are never edited to make them a valid question. ...
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Does putting a 'homework' tag make a question less likely to be closed?

Certainly some users are abusing the homework tag in attempt to get away with zero effort questions. We have to stamp this behaviour out. Adding the homework tag does not excuse a lack of research ...
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Does putting a 'homework' tag make a question less likely to be closed?

No. Adding a homework tag makes no difference to the closure conditions. It is just a relevant tag that can help classify the question.
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The "Homework Questions" page needs to be updated

We have had a lot of discussion on this issue but no consensus has been reached yet (or we have not resolved the issue). There are two issues here: There is no mechanism to filter low quality (...
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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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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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Minimum effort on "homework" questions - Multiple choice questions

This is more of a long comment rather than an answer. MCQs are a controversial format. Personally, I believe this is because they allow for very little research to be done and the question to still ...
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