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Keeping homework threads where they belong

  1. Sep 21, 2008 #1

    Ben Niehoff

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    Most of the "ordinary" forums have become unreadable (especially in the math section), because they are flooded with homework questions that belong elsewhere. This is quite annoying and has a tendency to suppress actual discussions about math and physics subjects which might otherwise occur (and do occur during the academic off-season).

    Is there anything that can be done? I know that it is a lot of work to move posts and remind people of the rules, especially on a large forum such as PF. Considering how annoying it is, I don't think it would be out of line to simply delete the posts without warning; but I know that is a lot of work, too.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2008 #2

    Borek

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    September fever.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2008 #3

    cristo

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    Exactly!

    Yes, we do try and move as many homework questions as we find, but a good thing for members to do is to use the "report" button to bring the thread to our attention to enable it to be moved quicker.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2008 #4

    Moonbear

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    Yes, please, REPORT REPORT REPORT!!!

    I don't regularly visit the math forum, but if I see post reports of misplaced homework, I will go in and move those.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2008 #5

    Gokul43201

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
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