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Should we have a homework tag? [duplicate]

I'm not big in giving away answers for those doing homework, but I do think that questions with the "homework" tag on them cause, for me at least, a bias against the asker. This has been brought up ...
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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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Introducing: Spring Cleaning [duplicate]

Note: While a lot of the information contained here is still somewhat relevant, it can be overwhelming at first. It also hasn't been updated for quite some time. For a more up-to-date version with ...
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Temporary Suspension of the Homework Close Reason (concluded)

Statistics and conclusion below. We have been struggling for a long time with the homework close reason. There are shortcomings to all approaches we have tried so far to change it. I believe one of ...
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The Great Retagging Event - Episode 1: The one-taggers

                TRE will be held at $\ldots$? Famous final words The Retagging Event (TRE) What good is in working so ...
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Are questions being excessively edited?

Someone asks a perfectly reasonably question about aluminum hydroxide, then someone comes along and deletes the word "hydroxide" from the title to make the question sound stupid: Can ...
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Gaps to Fill Without a 'Homework' Close Reason -- Overview

I realize this 'homework' topic has been discussed before, tiringly so, but please Paddington with me. I'll try to attack it from a different angle. If you're not all caught up, check these previous ...
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Are answers that only contain hints to be considered answers or not? [duplicate]

I recently flagged an answer as not an answer because its entire content was something along the lines of Hint: Consider these two mechanisms. What would happen in case one? What would happen in ...
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Why was homework badge deprecated?

This site (like many in SE) gets peppered with non-optimal quality homework questions and for someone interested in looking through the questions quickly this is a pain, not least because well ...
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Should the [homework] tag probably be removed from the suggestions when posting a new question?

I noticed that when asking a new question, a [homework] tag appears in the example list: as if the website promotes its usage. However, it's been deprecated for a long time, and it seems like it ...
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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 ...
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The Great Retagging Event -- Episode 2: Spring Cleaning

Finally, TRE is back, and we've got stuff to do. This episode will feature the following tags: reaction questions: As we see fit, we will retag ones that are worth it, delete ones that deserve it, ...
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How should we deal with bad questions that attracted not too helpful answers?

While I am trying to rid us of the reaction tag, I come across a couple of questions that have a negative score and thus could be classified as bad or a bad fit for our site. Usually such questions ...