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Are answers to homework questions acceptable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can Programmers.SE be used to assist students with class assignments? The question How to solve this problem without the use of if-else statements? was recently asked. And ...
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Would the “General Reference” close reason be useful here on Programmers?

This question on terminology was asked earlier. Should the "General Reference" close reason as outlined in this blog post and this Meta Stack Overflow answer be enabled here on Programmers? Are ...
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The ethics of answering homework questions

It is tempting for students to ask their homework questions here, and it is equally tempting for people that know the answer to chip in with their answers. What are the ethics of this practice? (I ...
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Appropriate questions on Java programming questions

I am currently taking a first year programming course, and I am curious as to whether it would be considered appropriate to ask questions related to general concepts and home work questions which I ...
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Removing “expert” from the site description?

Programmers - Stack Exchange is for expert programmers who are interested in conceptual questions on software development. Can we consider removing the word "expert" from our site description? I'...
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Removing the [homework] tag

The homework tag is a meta tag, it adds nothing to the question and can removed without adversely affecting the question. It has recently resurfaced. I made a start removing the tag from the most ...
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Sidebar is FAQ'ed, lets update the FAQ tags

Yes! The sidebar has been FAQed! Our faq has 18 questions in it while faq-proposed has 40 more. What questions should move there for easier access for people unfamiliar with the workings of meta? ...
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Programmers tag line is misleading. Can we rephrase it? [closed]

I think the Programmers tag line is misleading when mixed with our site name, and that it implies on first glance that the site is about "Programmers [interested in conceptual questions about software ...
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Addendum to off topic themes in the FAQ

As an extension to this previous question - Should our FAQ contain a list of what's off topic and if so what should that list contain?, can we add two categories of questions that are often asked by ...
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Encouraging the “unpolished” question?

I'm not fond of calling users out, but with this question, I'm a bit confused. It came across initially as fitting the "I'm question banned on SO, so I'm parking it here" category to be honest and ...