My Threads Moved: Seeking Clarification from Site Mentors

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In summary, the threads that were moved to the homework section were not homework. The person posting the threads is an adult who is well beyond university age and has been studying physics for fun. The mentors who moved the threads were making assumptions that the poster was a student posting homework for help. This is not the case.
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Dear site Mentors

I made some threads recently in this section which got moved to the homework section.

They are not homework. I am an adult well past university age who has been studying physics for fun so I can understand modern research. I am far from reaching that point yet but I feel that the mentors who moved my threads are making assumptions that I am a student posting homework for help. This is not the case.

Edit: Just to clarify, this is how I end up with my questions. I read a chapter of Physics by Halliday et al (4th edition), taking notes and solving all the problems. I note my questions as I go along. Once I have completed the problems section for a chapter, I then post all my questions for that chapter.

If it still counts as homework either way then I apologize and agree with the mentors who moved my threads.

Kind regards
 
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All homework and homework-like questions should go into the homework section. The rules say this applies “whether the problem is part of one's assigned coursework or just independent study“. We follow the same process either way.
 
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If it still counts as homework either way then I apologize and agree with the mentors who moved my threads.

Kind regards
Generally, you get better responses if you post problems in homework. There are some very active homework helpers who rarely look at threads elsewhere.

I occasionally post homework as well. E.g. here's one of mine:

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/qft-commutator-for-spacelike-separation.983741/
 
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walking said:
Once I have completed the problems section for a chapter, I then post all my questions for that chapter.
BTW, please try to not hit the schoolwork forums with a bunch of questions all at once. That has a bit of a spammy feel to it. Luckily you show good effort in your posts, but still it is a bit hard to see lots of threads from one person popping up all at once. Thanks.
 
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