Although this issue more than likely won't be as much of an issue as say, Physics.SE and Mathematics.SE, there could still be astronomy-based homework questions. I think we need to hash out a homework question policy, just in case.

I am not really keen on a tag at all, as questions should be about specific astronomy topics.

  • homework of this topic would usually be a school project, or university student questions.

What do other think?


My opinion on the subject is that

  1. We probably won't have a huge amount of homework questions,
  2. We should accept the questions as long as they follow our other rules.

For example, following our other rules would mean:

  • 'why does the universe has stuff in it' would be closed as too broad.
  • 'For a planet with as much mass as foo has, why does it do x?' would be perfectly fine.

Basically, we shouldn't really even care about whether the question is homework or not. If it's a good question, it's a good question. If it's too broad, it's too broad. That's my opinion on the matter.

So, you agree - no homework tag – user8 Sep 30 '13 at 0:58
We probably don't need it, yes. – Undo Sep 30 '13 at 0:59

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