...if I was a homework cheater, I would applaud an approach like that...
I'm for deletion if not improved in a reasonable timeframe.
But minutes after closure is, I think, too speedy.
I tend to give a few hours, a day tops, or recent activity on the site with no edits made...
...because, you see, few hours of just staying there would be good enough already for my purpose.
I would applaud it, enjoy it, exploit it.
More, I would brag about my successful recipe at "forums", sharing it with cheaters like me and helping them find a way to a promised land:
- Create a throwaway account at Programmers.
- Dump your homework.
it's quite likely that you'll find a kind soul or two around to help
- Keep squeezing solution details in question comments until it's deleted.
- If you're lucky to get an answer before question gets closed, do the same in answer comments.
- If you feel like nobody's paying attention, edit your question: that will bump it and increase chances to attract someone willing to help.
- You may probably notice that question is getting funny marks -1, -2, -3... They call it down-votes - don't worry about these, it's all imaginary.
- If you notice that you can't ask next question, don't worry. They call it question ban, all you need to circumvent it is to create new throwaway account and repeat above steps.
- Only thing to keep in mind is: "don't care how they react; go looking for the one guy that will actually do your homework for you (some people will)".
As a community, what should we do about this approach?
Should we keep current "policy" as highlighted above, or should we consider speedier deletions? Speedier deletions on down-voted questions may lead to the help-vampire hitting the question ban faster, but this can be worked around.
We're here to build a knowledgeable, rewarding community. We're not here to feed the help-vampires or to reward answers on their questions as it merely encourages more of the bad behaviour. How should we balance cleaning out the trash without appearing overly harsh to new community members that may be able to contribute once they learn the ropes?
To those interested in a broader context of above: what is the point to keep this homework dump visible?