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Please don't call questions a dump, even if they might be one

I have tried it once and I will try it again: Shouldn't we be a bit more welcoming to new askers/ posters? Now what brings me back to this topic? Today I came back to the network and was greeted ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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How much effort is "enough" with homework problems? We would like to hear all ideas! (please)

We have a very good homework policy outlined for the site with some good and bad examples of homework problems. Over the last few weeks, there have been several cases when users have added a line or ...
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When is it safe to answer homework questions?

The current homework policies of Chemistry and Physics were adapted from the FAQ of Mathematics. The first rule about answering homework questions is: you do not provide a complete answer to homework ...
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Let's decide on what we should close as homework

The homework close reason is a thing I click on often these days. Recently, we're close-voting questions as homework that are from a broad range of scope. Unlike what's being seen in that screenshot, ...
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What should be done with "Is my calculation correct ?"-type questions?

I see many questions where the OP just asks whether his or her calculation is correct . These type of questions will most likely not be helpful to the majority . The questions pertain to a specific ...
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Let's decide on a homework policy

Sooner or later, we're going to have to decide which types of "homework" questions we ought to allow. Note that "homework" is not limited to assignments, but rather any question which has the homework-...
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Let's not close questions as homework except for blatantly obvious cases (at least for a while)

Overview There has been some concerns lately about whether we close too much. So we start giving leniency a chance. Scroll down to What we do to get to the fun part. Read the rest if you're interested....
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What to do about rudimentary questions?

I've come across a number of questions in the past week or so, often in the review queues, that require an answer that's exposition of this or that rudimentary aspect of chemistry (example). In many ...
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Should we stop using the homework tag? [duplicate]

Related: Should we have a homework tag? Currently, our homework policy mentions: 4. Use the homework tag Use the homework tag on your question, in addition to any other tags that identify the ...
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The policy of excessively closing questions

Nowadays I find more and more of my questions being closed and I don't understand why. I've got the impression that acquiring knowledge isn't the priority here anymore, but rather following some ...
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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. ...
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Policy on questions in basic mediums

Let's sit down and have a talk. Recently, we're closing a lot. 1 A good portion of the "offending" posts have been questions that either touch very basic concepts of chemistry, or are ones that you ...
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Why is a well researched chemistry question discredited as homework and closed?

Is no one here allowed to ask a question in an area in which they are not a professional? I have asked this question to 3 chemists and 2 physicists, no one was able to answer it even after more than ...
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"Is my calculation correct" is back again

The answers of What should be done with "Is my calculation correct ?"-type questions? clear out that questions need not be deleted by the OP/Community. Note: This is the Part-2 of the ...
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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 ...
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