After an extended debate that lasted several years, our community seems to have settled into a pretty consistent treatment of homework-like questions. When such a question is closed, a banner appears under the question which currently says,
Homework-like questions should ask about a specific physics concept and show some effort to work through the problem. We want our questions to be useful to the broader community, and to future users. See our meta site for more guidance on how to edit your question to make it better.
However, this guidance is frequently misleading to new users, because it suggests that editing a non-conceptual question to show some minimal mathematical effort might make it on-topic. The community has been quite clear that check-my-work questions are not on topic, but some new users who attempt to follow our guidance don't seem to understand this.
The purpose of this Meta discussion is emphatically not to propose any change to the way that we process homework and homework-like questions, but to propose changing the close reason to better document what our community actually does for the benefit of outsiders and newcomers.
I suggest that "answers" to this question contain alternative messages to include in the banner for closed homework-like questions, to be voted up or down based on their suitability. (Please avoid suggestions that exceed the 500-character maximum length.)
Let's plan on coming to a consensus this month, and making any changes around the beginning of November.