Linked Questions

9
votes
2answers
103 views

Is it a bad idea to have an edit only be the addition of the homework tag?

Often when cruising the latest questions or working through the review queue, I'll make an edit that only adds homework. I see two problems, the first very minor, the second potentially insidious. ...
15
votes
1answer
280 views

Hint answers revisited

Recently I had a somewhat enlightening exchange on the site about providing hints as answers to homework questions. The original homework policy had a section which encouraged and essentially enforced ...
6
votes
1answer
153 views

Punishing Answers to Poor Questions

I noticed that the answer to this question was down-voted and there was a comment scolding the answerer for providing a complete answer(which was also incorrect) to a question that could have used a ...
8
votes
1answer
136 views

Homework questions which asks for alternate solution

I am asking if I can post some homework questions which asks for alternate solutions. Why do I need alternate solution? It's because the solution I have might be too long or I might be wondering ...
4
votes
2answers
130 views

What should our FAQ contain?

Status: Pushed to faq I still need to pick examples of good posts (I may wait a bit for a bigger pool to choose from) Drawing from this blog post We ought to decide on a well-defined "what kind ...
6
votes
1answer
85 views

How to identify and deal with one timers?

Many users post questions on several stackexchange sites just to solve some homework problem he/she is stuck at or a single one time doubt and that is all their 'contribution' to the site is. In such ...
13
votes
2answers
163 views

The Homework Close Reason: Another example of over-zealous closure, and a proposal to scale back its scope

Why was this question closed as homework? (10k+ rep needed to view; it was deleted by OP as of this writing.) (Question was undeleted and reopened; see Martin's answer) Original text: Please scroll ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

Proposal for a bot to welcome new users

Introduction I don't have a better word than a bot. New users often get intimidated after their question goes on hold , they never come back. Personally speaking the second question I asked was 4 ...
1
vote
2answers
60 views

Norms for declaring a question off topic with an example

What are the norms for declaring a question to be "off-topic" when it appears to relate to one of the categories outlined for on-topic questions and does not fall into the category of questions that ...
5
votes
1answer
138 views

A guide to moderating chem.SE yourself - close voting

We have an awesome guide on close voting posted by Ninefingers for crypto.SE. I'll just copy it to our meta-faq, with a few tweaks.
-6
votes
1answer
120 views

What does "We are no longer accepting questions from this account" mean?

Why am I getting this notification "we are no longer accepting questions from this account"?
-5
votes
1answer
67 views

Flag for homework answers/comments

As per the homework policy: As a community member, what should I know? Watch out for answers that provide a full solution. Downvote, comment, flag. Watch out for long comment discussions....
7
votes
2answers
104 views

We should have a Welcome post to link to when greeting new members!

TeX.SX has this welcome post which nicely summarizes the guidelines for writing questions and answers on a Stack Exchange site. They usually link to it when greeting new members. Should we copy it ...
6
votes
1answer
102 views

Why is this homework question still closed?

The question What mass of water is present as a liquid when equilibrium is established? clearly is a homework question. The homework tag has been added to the question within two minutes after it was ...
6
votes
1answer
85 views

Add homework policy link in the "How to Ask" dialog

I help review questions on Chem.SE regularly, and this type of question comes up regularly. Some downvoted homework question by a new person to the Chem.SE network, usually because they weren't aware ...

15 30 50 per page