i believe here at perlmonks not only in honesty, but also in openness and patience. perhaps if one considers the possibility that a post *might* be a homework assignment (due to lack of context, etc,) one could *ask politely* for an honest, open rephrasing of the question, with an appropriate context.
if the initial question is rephrased in better terms, it is beneficial to all involved; an experienced monk can escape frustration with a bit of patience, and the petitioner will recieve a more appropriate response..
i expect well thought-out responses to my questions, as i have usually exhausted my searching skills before i ask. some questions are immediately answerable, while others take patience and investigation to craft a response. i'm willing to be patient if the response i receive will be higher in quality. i believe most petitioners--members or anonymous monks--feel the same way.
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