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Stop the off-hand "this sounds like a homework question" comments that offer no guidance and raise false flags?

Astronomy SE is a bit odd (in my view) in having no policy on closing homework questions. If homework-type questions get answered regularly (whether they actually are homework or not) the site will ...
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Would questions about stargazing be on topic?

We will gladly accept questions at all levels. However, folks would appreciate it if they were quality questions. We realize that, for beginners like yourself, the first questions that come to mind ...
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Stop the off-hand "this sounds like a homework question" comments that offer no guidance and raise false flags?

Well, uh, this is embarrassing. As the user who put these comments onto the post, I've learned the consequences of doing so. Originally, after seeing several posts that turned out to be homework ...
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Should questions about specific geographic features on rocky planets in our solar system be on-topic here?

I would say the discussion of the process of exploring or mapping objects beyond the earth, with landers, orbiters, or flyby craft, would fall into Space Exploration, but the discussion of the actual ...
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Can I migrate some questions from Physics SE to here that are in scope?

Should stay on Physics https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/281828/if-earth-had-rings (Well accepted there, no need to migrate) https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/225693/using-a-naked-...
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Stop the off-hand "this sounds like a homework question" comments that offer no guidance and raise false flags?

In the early days of the internet I got suckered many times into doing people's homework for them. The "thanks for doing my homework, sucker" comment I received on the last time I did ...
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