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Thread: Homework help?

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    Homework help?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2065859

    I am in total agreement with the code of conduct about homework, and I appreciate that the mods have many difficult judgements to make, but I do think the decision here was rather harsh.

    The OP hasn't asked anybody to write the assignment. Asking a primary source for raw data sounds like a perfectly reasonable research strategy - unless the assigment is meant to be for imaginative writing, i.e. you are supposed to dream up possible reasons, rather than discover and convey real ones.

    I'm 53 years old, not involved in education (except as a parent) and don't have to do that sort of thing, but if I did, then I'd ask a load of geeks why *they* became one and summarise the results. That strategy seems eminently reasonable - certainly better than ripping someone else's research off the internet. N.B. OP isn't asking for people's opinions about the motivations of others, just their own motivations.

    Just my opinion.

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    Re: Homework help?

    The part of the Code of Conduct that I didn't paste

    While we are happy to serve as a resource for hints and for asking questions when you get stuck and need a little help,
    The OP hadn't done any of that - just appears to want a list of why people might refer to themselves as 'geeks'

    If the post had been - I've got this to do and so far I've come up with

    a
    b
    c
    d

    as reasons, it's likely it would not have been closed.

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    Re: Homework help?

    I agree with the closure of the thread.

    The code of conduct mentions the forum being:

    a resource for hints and for asking questions when you get stuck and need a little help
    The poster did not show any evidence of independent work.
    Me on the web:

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    Re: Homework help?

    Good point. No evidence of independent work. I concede.

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