I found a question with one up and one down vote, and a comment that read only "Homework problem?" I had gotten the idea that it would be bad if this were only a homework problem, but after a quick search I can't find any written discussion of this in meta either way.
In Physics SE there are:
for example, and a lot more, and in Astronomy SE there are:
Question: Does this site have anything like a homework policy, de facto or stated? Is there some generally accepted advice to give OPs who post what looks like a homework question?
EDIT: There's just been another question suggested to be a homework question a comment suggesting a Stack Overflow meta answer is "our homework policy." That question was subsequently closed and possibly some close voters were swayed by the statement that that question in some way violated "our policy".
Considering that the nature of Stack Overflow is somewhat different than this site, we may not be able to hold the truth as self-evident that our policy is identical to SO's. Why not propose one specifically for this site? It could be based on SO's since that one seems well though out and measured. Alternatively one could propose to point directly to that as an answer here which could then be voted on.
note: I'm not asking what you think it should be, although that might be an excellent follow-up question for someone else to ask. I'm just curious if there is some general practice or thought on this already, and an extension of that might be if one thinks there needs to be or not.