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A question about this forum

  1. Oct 8, 2008 #1
    So, I came into this Mathematics forum to post a question that I'm stuck on to see the

    Do NOT post homework! Homework questions go here

    warning. I did indeed post my question in that forum, but upon investigating the other posts in here, they also seem to at least resemble homework questions. What's the difference?
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2008 #2

    mgb_phys

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    If you post questions in the homework forum,
    More people will see them and people know they are homework and so can help and encourage you to the answer without just doing it for you. There are some homework questions in other forums but we try and stop it.

    If you have posted in the HW forum and feel that it isn't being noticed (perhaps the title is too vauge or too specialised) post a note in here with a link to it.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2008 #3

    Kurdt

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    The science forums are reserved for discussions of particular aspects of whatever topic a poster brings up. This can be the clarification of a concept they're working on or a discussion of best methods etc.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2008 #4
    I have a similar problem. I don't post homework questions. I just study, and sometimes I am stuck with a proof. I do attempt to find a proof myself before, and I post whatever I try, but, I get "warnings" saying that I have posted homeworks!! The problem is that I am NOT posting any homework question, but just question about the materials, that sometimes it's hard for me to get the right proof on. So I am wondering if I should just post all my questions in the homework section, even if they're not homeworks?
     
  6. Oct 31, 2008 #5

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    We have no way of verifying if it is technically a HW question or not. So our policy is if it is a homework-TYPE question, then it belongs in the HW/coursework forum. If you truly wish to learn about it, then the HW forum template should be very useful as well.

    Zz.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2008 #6

    Hootenanny

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    I have also addressed your question via the reply I sent to your PM.
     
  8. Oct 31, 2008 #7

    Moonbear

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    Directly from our forum guidelines:
    Is there something not clear about the way our guidelines are written on this? If this isn't sufficient to answer your question, please let us know.
     
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