I think I might have answered a question that was somebodys homework; but I'm not sure. I haven't done an academic course in philosophy or similar, so I have no idea what one should look for to determine whether a question is a homework one.
The question I have in mind was simply a large lump of text with a simple question about resolving some apparent discrepencies in the text.
I wa tempted to answer it because it was a question in Islamic Philosophy which desn't come up very often. But perhaps I should have restrained myself.
What clues should I look for as to whether a question is trying to get someone doing their homework for them?
Is best practise just giving the questioner a few clues, and perhaps an indication that they've been rumbled?