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At the risk of seeming a bit hard-nosed; there is always the option of downvoting answers to blatant homework/examination questions. I certainly have done for egregious examples in the past and will be doing so more liberally in future, especially as we move into "exam season". You should also flag a complete answer to a closed homework question ...


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Many of the questions that get closed on our site consist purely of the text (or an image) of a homework assignment, with no attempt by the OP to explain what concept relating to the assignment they need help with, or any thoughts on how they've tried to attack the problem. Some of us call such questions "homework dumps". On the Mathematics stack, ...


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Update, May 2021 As recently announced on Meta Stack Exchange at Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites, SE has just launched into this experiment, on sites where either (a) questions are ageing out of the review queue before they can be closed, or (b) moderators are carrying out most of the closures. Regarding us (and potentially other ...


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I think you're over-stressing about this. Closing a question requires a consensus of five different users (potentially down to three at some point in the future) that the question should be closed. It is extremely unlikely that you'll get five (or even, really, three) users with conflicts of interest on the same thread. As such, in addition to AFT's existing ...


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Here's what I do. I try to be "objective" as in – would I vote to close if the answer was by someone else? but a little bit more critical with my own stuff. So, If the new question is very clearly and unambiguously a duplicate, and if I feel that my answer is decent enough, I will vote to close. If there new question is not an obvious duplicate ...


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I agree with you here Vadim, we could have given the user a benefit of the doubt. Downvoting like a nuclear attack on a user who's on the site for first time is a bit extreme. I think this was simply an 'emotional' decision on the downvoters side rather than some kind of thought out one.


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