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Homework: Hints in comments or answers?

Our current homework policy—for homework questions that demonstrate effort and are not simply copypasta of the exercise—is to leave hints in comments, not in answers. This means that we can't mark ...
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Do we want to update the way we handle homework questions?

Just today and yesterday there were at least two questions that showed no effort and just copy-pasted their cryptography homework assignments. These questions will most likely see little activity ...
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Should we vote to close low-quality/homework questions, and if so, how?

We get scores of low-quality or homework questions where someone just pastes a question into the question box and hits submit. From the help center: Do we accept basic level/homework questions? ...
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How to answer homework questions?

I hate seeing a homework question, because I never know how to answer. It has been decided before that good homework questions are acceptable, but there was no real guidance on how to answer them. ...
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What to do with raw dump of homework?

We recently had examples of rather basic homework or classwork questions, presented as such, asked without anything but affirmation that the poster tried and failed to solve them. The pattern includes ...
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What's up with the homework tag?

I thought we had decided to avoid the homework tag, for all the reasons listed there. In addition, the homework tag is a "meta tag", which are generally not a good idea on StackExchange sites. Yet ...
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Asking homework questions

Is it desirable for people to ask a homework question here? Set aside for now the question of how this would be enforced. I'm more interesting in the policy question, and in our goals. Is this ...
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