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Micro-star international / Ms-7360
June 2, 2011 at 06:57:45
Specs: Windows 7, 2.67 GHz / 6143 MB
I do have to wonder why these forums are such a magnet for cheaters trying to get their homework done for them. I see this to a certain extent on other forums, but nothing like the volume of requests that I see here. How about another category on the "Report this post" form - "Homework"?

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June 2, 2011 at 07:17:51
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Great idea!

I have made that change. Thanks so much for the feedback!


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June 2, 2011 at 12:38:01
Many of the homework requesters don't even understand the problem that they are trying to solve. Those asking for programs don't understand that it is a problem solving exercise that may take much time and thought.

Maybe send them back to the August 2003 post by InfiniteRecursion #7407.

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June 2, 2011 at 14:16:03
Maybe a "Whiner's" category would be appropriate as well---for those unwilling to wait or listen:

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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June 2, 2011 at 20:07:51
So there is no longer a distinction between pointing in the right direction and doing all the work. ???? Hmmm.

I thought is was our choice to answer or not answer a post and to what extent.

Times are a changing...........

Read the above....well thought out.

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June 3, 2011 at 13:40:51
We're asked ore because we're smarter then the rest of the forums.

Old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.

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June 9, 2011 at 04:27:14
When I see a post that appears to be a homework problem, I'll try to point them in the right direction without giving them a direct answer.

If they come back with more questions, whether I will continue to help will depend on how/what they ask.

If they come back asking about the "concept" and it is evident that they are trying to learn, I'll continue to nudge them along.

If they come back simply asking for the answer, they won't get much more out of me.

I need to see some effort on their part.

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June 9, 2011 at 06:26:22
... my thoughts exactly "DerbyDad03" hoping perhaps I might of learnt something from this "ops" post ... lol

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June 9, 2011 at 14:36:10
Re #4 (see also #6 &7)

Even with Justin's change, posts don't get deleted automatically when they are about homework. We still have a choice whether to report them or not. The moderators can also use discretion.

This means we can help where folk want information to assist them with homework and wish to learn something. We can also potentially reject posts if the whole darned homework question is just shoved onto the forum (so that the OP can sit back then paste the answer in its entirety as "their homework", without learning a thing).

It just requires a bit of common sense. Getting information from here is quite reasonable, no different from reading a book. Not everything in life can be fathomed out without help - we've all been on the sending and receiving end of that. It would help though if posters were up front about requiring assistance for homework.

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June 10, 2011 at 03:26:32
I'm more than willing to help with a few hints and tips if this is what a poster is asking for. But when a poster says "Write this program for me....", or words to that effect, I don't appreciate the imperative (do this). Helping to lead someone to a solution is one thing; providing a solution is in no-one's interests.

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