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Towards a policy for hint-only answers

Here is my proposal: We do not want hint-only answers. If a question does not deserve a full answer (now), don't answer (now). Use the comment feature for providing hints. Down- and/or close-...
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Towards a policy for hint-only answers

Many, even most, of the questions on this site are homework questions. Despite the homework policy, in practice the site is used mainly to help students with their homework, and indeed traffic varies ...
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What to do if a user refuses to improve an answer?

Wrong answers should be downvoted and not flagged. Posts that do not answer the question at all should be deleted, and if you think a post should be deleted, flag it. Common categories of non-answers ...
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Towards a policy for hint-only answers

I think the issue can be resolved through rigorous semantics. A "question" in the form "I don't know where to even start, please help!" Isn't really a question at all. It's a request for help. Bad ...
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How to make good answers to bad questions more visible?

EDIT THE QUESTION Most visitors find threads on Stack Exchange after searching on Google. Google gets us about 85% to 90% of our traffic. Other search engines, and searches inside Stack Exchange, ...
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