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Economics.SE Policy on Homework Questions

The explicit aim of this site is to create a stack of high quality economics related questions and answers. High quality questions are those that, along with their answers, are useful to future ...
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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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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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Should we add automatic comment under homework questions?

Presently when user votes to close question as a duplicate an automatic comment is generated below with message "Does this answer your question?" with link provided. I think that having ...
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Evaluating homework question effort

Im wondering if anyone would like to suggest a framework by which we should evaluate homework questions. More specifically the fact that we require effort to be put into a homework question before we ...
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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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How to ask a homework question?

How to ask a homework question? Can I ask a homework question here? How do I ask a homework question on this website? What information should I include in a question about homework? Why don't you ...
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List of decent homework questions

This is a proposition related to the question How Should We Deal with Homework Questions?. I thought it might be useful to have a list of homework question that we consider as decent and as making ...
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Is a graduate homework question acceptable?

I just stumbled on a graduate level question which is not marked or mentioned as a homework question, though the OP even posted the whole picture of the question without detailing his attempts. I am ...
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Should answers to homework questions be available to future readers?

If I understand correctly the current policy is that if the poster admits that hers is a homework question and also shows her own effort then help should be given. This may be a hint so that they can ...
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