Students asking for homework help is different from general questions because (1) there is often an assignment which is very clear, and if they post it removes a great deal of ambiguity and (2) differentiates immediately that we can't throw at them the full power of Python. Sometimes there are features they're just not allowed to use for their assignment.
I propose a separate section for this and with it a "read this first" which has details related only to students, including that they should make their assignment available, say what they can/can't use, and that if they cheat they will be reported to their school.
I believe such a proposal has been made in the past, and I might have been against it, but at this point I think I may have provided a compelling case for it. Thoughts?
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