General discussion


Are these forums a test answer resource??

By dspeacock ·
Is it just me, or has there been a marked increase in the number of people joining these forums (don't go by my date....this is the third or fourth ID I've had in almost 6 years) and posing questions worded and sounding EXACTLY like test or homework questions..looking for answers?

Don't get me wrong...I'm more than happy to assist someone with a problem, or share my knowledge if mine is relevant...but doing someone's homework or test for them....I don't think so.

Just curious.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Gotta get the answer somewhere

by SlappyMcnasty In reply to Are these forums a test a ...

I guess I don't see forums any differently than either other resource. You could go to the library and find the answer in some book, or Google the net to find it. Forums are just a world wide study group.

The question that remains is what the person does with the answer. If you ask what 1+1 is and the response is 2 and you do nothing own your own to figure out how the answer was arrived at, well, thats your problem.

Collapse -

after the answer

by dspeacock In reply to Gotta get the answer some ...

I agree that it is a valuable resource, but I'd be willing to bet just about anything that they do absolutely no research on their own....just get an answer from here and pass it off as their own.

Now if they are going to use the answer as a starting point for more research or so on..then no problem, but my first clue is the request that answers be sent to their personal e-mail account rather than have them posted here so a discussion can happen (friendly disagreements on the answers etc.) so ALL can benefit.

Collapse -

theres a big difference

by Shellbot In reply to Gotta get the answer some ...

between asking what 1+1 is..and asking for an entire project..

a recent one was looking for someone to design and implement a database and then create a web application to access it..

these people need to get with it..and just think, these people are getting jobs after they pass off someone elses work as thier own..scary..

Collapse -

I've seen this too on Yahoo Answers and it annoys me to ****

by Why Me Worry? In reply to Are these forums a test a ...

No wonder today's younger generations are stupid...simply because they don't want to use the gray matter between their ears and expect everyone else to give them quick and easy answers. Mommy and daddy are also to blame for fostering such an "I'm entitled" spoiled behavior in these brats.

Collapse -

Yes, this forum IS a resource for test answers.

by maecuff In reply to Are these forums a test a ...

And the answer is 'D'.

Collapse -

The answer is:

by dspeacock In reply to Yes, this forum IS a reso ...

ANd all along I thought, according to Douglas Adams, that the answer to life, the universe and everything was,



Collapse -

Yes, but

by maecuff In reply to The answer is:

then you have to actually know the ultimate question.

I stand by 'D' as the correct answer on a test.

Collapse -


by NickNielsen In reply to Yes, but

I thought the ultimate question was "Why?" and the answer was "Because."

That's what my dad always told me.

Collapse -

Also valid

by maecuff In reply to But

I think 'because' would get you a slightly higher score than 'whatever'.

Collapse -

How about

by Tig2 In reply to Also valid

Related Discussions

Related Forums