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How do I ask a good homework question?

D.W. explains what to ask. Here are some pointer towards how. Wait, first the when: First, talk to people, namely fellow students, TAs and teachers (in that order). Many problems go away after you ...
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How do I ask a good homework question?

Ask questions about concepts, not about your exercise Don't ask us about how to solve your homework exercise. Instead, spend some time trying to solve the homework exercise, and use that to figure ...
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Should Computer Science Meta start doing weekly AMA's?

The original proposal seemed to be to hold the AMA itself on meta, which isn't what meta is for. If there is an AMA, it should be on chat. I also note that the AMA on Physics seems to have run ...
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Should Computer Science Meta start doing weekly AMA's?

Interesting proposal, but I don't think an AMA is the best format for this site. The 'M' part is the part that I think doesn't really fit, why should the focus be on only one person? Couldn't other ...
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How do I ask a good homework question?

A word of warning If what you are working on has been assigned to you for homework, asking about it on the internet may defeat the purpose of the exercise. If your teachers know what they are doing┬╣,...
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Is this site the most appropriate to ask questions about distributed algorithms?

Algorithms are generally on-topic; implementing them is a gray area since programming questions are offtopic. This question would certainly be welcome on our site. Note that we have a tag [...
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What to do about question posts requesting answers to multiple questions?

Vote to close the question as 'needs more focus', or flag the question for closure as 'needs improvement' >> 'needs more focus'. The help text with that closure reason says: The question must ...
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