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For everyone raising a new question I'd add a "gate" to getting the question posted on the site. That "gate" would be something like this: - "Is your question about homework?" "Have you fully described where you are stuck?" And, if the poster says "yes" and "no", then the whole question text is ...


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I have seen a number of questions that have the format "what is xxx" where xxx is something like "Ohm's Law", "Kirchoff's Law", "Boyle's Law", etc. and that is the entire question. I think it is safe to say that this is something that can be processed by Google quickly and efficiently. In fact, it can be answered ...


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I would like to discourage questions along the lines of "Is my answer right?" if we can. I don't feel that such questions fall within the spirit of "indicate where you are stuck". I am solidly behind any effort to help students understand difficult concepts and learn the craft. I don't think we should be checking their arithmetic or ...


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We are working on updating the process for homework questions, specifically adding a "homework without an attempt" closure reason. You are right that we need to get some guidance into the Help Center too, so that our stance on such questions isn't a surprise. I know that some other SE sites already have a similar stance on "homework without an ...


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I don't know whether a 3-vote close is a good thing or not, but don't see a real upside to participating in the test. I'd rather wait and see how the test works out and any additional tweaks are made until adopting the policy.


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