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The return of the homework question

It has become a ritual: three times a semester (around 2nd week, midterms and finals) there is a flow of simple, homework-like questions (mostly in the field of automata theory; US education system is ...
Ran G.'s user avatar
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Towards a policy for hint-only answers

This question is getting old, but the matter is still unresolved. Please contribute by voting on the answers here, or by voicing your opinion if you have something to add to the existing answers! Our ...
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Homework tag discussion

This discussion started in my other question "Will Homework Questions Be Allowed?". Should we allow the tag? It seems that some of our sister sites (Programmers, stackoverflow) have not allowed the ...
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What to do when the answer is already part of the question

We have recently had this question and this one. Both questions practically contain an answer within the question and ask "is this correct". Assuming the answer they give is correct (like in the ...
Ran G.'s user avatar
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Will homework questions be allowed?

Since the current FAQs say this site is for students as well as professionals, what will the policy on homework be? What are the guidelines that a homework question should follow if it is to be asked?...
OghmaOsiris's user avatar
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Stackexchange promotes cheating

Many questions on this site are homework questions. Some students would like to hide the fact that they used this site for solving their homework, and so after getting the answer, they immediately ...
Yuval Filmus's user avatar
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What should the homework tag mean?

The outcome of the homework tag discussion is not clear so far: there is a slight majority in favor of having a homework tag, but no agreement as to what the tag means. The meanings I've seen proposed ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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Should we downvote solution request?

This question is motivated by this comment. Recently I see more an more questions which explicitly asks for solution to given class problems. This happens mostly before exams period. It looks like ...
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Towards a homework policy

The purpose of this thread is to determine what our homework policy should be, if any. In previous discussions, we saw: Will homework questions be allowed? → Homework questions are allowed, but we ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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A guide to moderating Computer Science Stack Exchange yourself — close voting

We've had complaints in the past that too many questions were closed by moderators. And as the site grows, we have more questions in need of closing. We have a growing number of users who can cast ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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Should we have a custom close reason for homework assignment dumps?

Since the beginning of the north hemisphere term, we've seen a sharp increase in questions that consist solely of a dump of a homework assignment, where there is no question, only “solve this”. Our ...
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What to do if someone asks my assignment question?

It seems that a student has posted a question I have given my students as an assignment on this site. Is there a policy regarding this?
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Computer Science - Stack Exchange: FAQ

Well, we are almost at the 90 days threshold. Let's have another try to write our FAQ. To avoid the pitfalls of the previous attempt, please post entries for FAQ as answers. We can later select and ...
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non-research level algorithm problems

I'm taking an undergrad course based on Cormen, which includes allot of "prove the correctness of the algorithm" type problems. These are generally not research level problems, so they don't belong ...
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Close votes that don't apply to the question

This question has, at the time of writing, three close votes. None of them seems appropriate. Off-topic: does not appear to be about computer science... It's a question about decidability of ...
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