Clarification: This is about homework questions, i.e. Verbatim taken form the assignment/text book and moved into RC to let others do the work. Not about specific questions asked to do a homework.
This question may sound weired at first, since RC is, unlike other SE areas, not realy tied to classic education - and even a bit of esoteric. But I can see at least two sources:
1) There are many school/univertity courses still based (in part) on classic 8 bit systems used to teach about very basic concepts. Students may be tempted to ask on RC instead of EE.
2) Classic systems are increaasingly becoming part of the curiculum for conservators and historians. While this may produce a lot of valid questions, simple 'do my homework' might as well come up.
The whole topic came to my attention when a question was asked, which not only was wrong on RC, because of it's clear EE-topic, but also used a language that sounded like a 100% rip-off from text books and assignment texts.
In a follow up discusion Wizzwizz4 pointed to a related question on Physics.Meta, that seams like an interesting read. I also browsed several other sites. Most do not have explicit rules regarding homework. A few target this (like this question on Math), but usually shun direct support.
Rules on Physics seam to be
- Homework questions include assignments, self studdy problems and puzzles as well.
- No vague questions.
- It should be made in a way that is helpful for future readers.
- It should not ask for a simple solution.
- It should seek to understand the underlaying principle and/or methology.
- Physics Stack Exchange is not primarily a homework help site
- It's a place to get specific conceptual physics questions answered
- They even added a
Of course, a solution based site like Physics is quite different from RC, still I belive the basic idea can be applied to RC as well.
Handling this also opens other questions like how to detect such questions (if not marked by a tag). Not always is the wording as obvius.
Standard disclaimer: I will not mark any answer as 'the Answer' as meta is about opinion, not true or false. Eventually when there are more answers (hopefuly), comments and cosiderable up and down vote the consent will be clear.