Linked Questions

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Proposal to make the site more useful for experts (PhDs, academics, professionals)

Problem Description There aren't enough experts and expert-level questions on the site. A long-standing criticism of this site is that there are too many non-expert level questions. This makes the ...
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Should I downvote valid answers to off-topic questions

Off-topic questions (accounting, elementary homework, etc.) regularly get detailed answers, usually correct ones. Obviously this rewards the OP of the off-topic question and may attract more off-topic ...
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All Generic Responses

Per request from community all generic responses to questions and answers were also put in this one thread (with links to original posts) so users can find all generic community responses in one ...
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Announcement: New policy on homework questions

A proposal by FooBar on the handling of homework questions (see An alternative suggestion regarding Homework Questions) has received significant support from the community and no dissenting votes. ...
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5 votes
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Why is the question intended to understand a concept and was not a homework question is voted to close down?

I wonder why this post is voted to close as off-topic when the one who posted the question has mentioned the source of the problem which contains both the answer and the question, and the intention of ...
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1 answer
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Update to Homework Policy 2018

As a follow up to the post made by my fellow moderator ubiquitous Homework questions with scans of notes/exam papers An additional stanza will be added to our site's homework policy. however some ...
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Generic response to Homework Questions

I thought I'd post my blurb on responding to homework questions which violate site policy. If you see any, just post this as a comment, usually the user will edit their question. Hi, Welcome to ...
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Welcome to Economics.SE!

Welcome to Economics.SE, the free, community-driven, Questions and Answers site for economists. This site is for Questions and answers and is not a forum. This means that there is a quite strict ...
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Answering Homework Questions

This question is prompted by seeing this question and answer. The question is fairly obviously homework, but doesn't meet our policy on homework questions. Four people, to date, have voted for it to ...
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Acceptable questions Revisited

Some questions are hard to be classified as homework, but they are nevertheless very basic. Such as this one and this one. For these questions, it's hard to urge the OP to "show more effort", since ...
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Proposal for Custom Off-Topic Close Reason

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 ...
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So many low-quality questions that are not homework per se

I suggest we either expand the "homework sans effort" close reason to cover more "low effort" and/or "completely clueless but opinionated" questions or create a new close reason to cover the latter ...
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