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I have created a proposal for a new option for closing homework questions that don't meet the standards that we've set forth. I anticipate the benefit of this being that the reason for closing will be a little more clear for new-comers posting homework questions. Also, there will be less work involved in closing a question because you wont have to write a comment describing the reason every time you vote to close a homework question.

When you choose to close a question, there is an option to edit reasons.

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I clicked this and proposed the following reason as a new option:

This question does not meet the standards for homework questions as spelled out in the relevant meta posts. For more information, see here and here .

I'd like to get some feedback on if you think this should be a new option and if it needs any re-wording. When/if we decide on it, it needs another moderator to approve it. The link to approve it can be found here: https://economics.stackexchange.com/admin/flags/close-as-off-topic

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  • $\begingroup$ There seems to be a tpyo in the new option: question -> questions $\endgroup$ – Giskard Nov 10 '15 at 13:22
  • $\begingroup$ Fixed it. Tahnks! :) $\endgroup$ – jmbejara Nov 10 '15 at 16:44
  • $\begingroup$ Seems like a good feature to add.~ $\endgroup$ – Kitsune Cavalry Nov 12 '15 at 19:42
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    $\begingroup$ I just saw this. I can't believe I missed it earlier. +100000 $\endgroup$ – cc7768 Nov 16 '15 at 21:09
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Edit 13 November 2015:

I have now approved this and we should be able to start applying the new close reason.


Original post

Thanks, I didn't realise that we had the capacity to add such reasons. I think we should definitely ratify this, and will gladly approve it! But first I wondered if it might be better to construct a canonical FAQ for homework questions and link to that, rather than linking to meta discussion pages where people may encounter conflicting (and thus confusing) opinions.

I took the libery of editing the proposal along the lines that I had in mind

This question does not meet the standards for homework questions as spelled out in the relevant meta posts. For more information, see our policy on homework question and the general FAQ.

Let me know if you think this is okay and I will "approve" it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Cool. I agree. Thanks for setting that up. Looks good to me so far. As soon as we get some more votes, let's go ahead and confirm it. $\endgroup$ – jmbejara Nov 11 '15 at 15:43

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