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Background

There has been some ongoing discussion regarding whether it makes sense to have a "no-effort homework" close reason.

A recent question asks whether we should add a close reason for zero effort homework, but the most upvoted answer there (with only 4 votes) is largely a survey of other sites policies.

The Decision

Should we adopt a homework policy, and add a no effort homework close reason for it?


My idea here is that we'll have two answers, one for the close-reason and one against. Let's see if we can get consensus! We'll wait for at least 10+ upvotes before pulling the trigger.

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Yes, we should adopt a homework policy and introduce a new "no-effort homework" reason to close a question.

  • This has been done! The new reason reads like "This question is missing context or other details..." – Joseph Weissman Apr 25 '16 at 19:36
  • But then we should also write up the policy and link to it from that close reason. – Keelan Apr 30 '16 at 6:59
  • That sounds right @Keelan, I couldn't figure out how to add a page to help center though... – Joseph Weissman Apr 30 '16 at 12:26
  • I think Skeptics just uses a meta post for that. But maybe it's not so necessary, and we can see how it goes. – Keelan May 10 '16 at 10:27
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No, we should not adopt a homework policy, and the close reasons list should stay as-is.

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