Changes to the types of questions asked in specific sub-forums

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In summary, there has been a decrease in the number of math and programming questions being asked in the homework forums, possibly due to the popularity of a specific topic and the effectiveness of the search mechanism. This could also be attributed to the disruption of the spring semester and some members' lack of familiarity with Latex.
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In the homework forums, I'm seeing less of the kind of math questions that were asked in the past. There are hardly any programming questions anymore, maybe those people have gone elsewhere to find answers.

A bit off topic in my own post, but looking back with a bit of nostalgia, I think the most popular topic here at PF was DDWFTTW - directly downwind faster than the wind.
 
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Perhaps the search mechanism is so good everyone finds an answer there ... :wink:

Either that, or folks do less homework nowadays :rolleyes:
 
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rcgldr said:
There are hardly any programming questions anymore, maybe those people have gone elsewhere to find answers.
The entire spring semester was upended and all homework forums have been affected.
 
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I meant for the last year or two, compared to say 5 years ago.
 
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rcgldr said:
I meant for the last year or two, compared to say 5 years ago.
I haven't noticed that, But don't do the homework threads much. When equations are required to answer a question, we have members posting all kinds of equations.

Maybe some members, including me, haven't made the effort to learn Latex; one gets equation questions answered depending on the effort members are willing to make in purposing a good question. Just sayin'
 

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