We had a question that was recently given a bounty with the following reason:
Gys [sic], I really need a good answer. It's for part of my school project. Thanks in advance.
In other words, Derfder is claiming that this is a homework question. I thought we had already decided what to do with homework, but surprisingly, the only place that the issue has even been touched upon is here.
Christianity.SE hit a seminal moment yesterday: homework questions! Ok, they are a pain to deal with and I feel like I wasted time on someone who just wanted to pass a class without learning anything, but it means that someone out there thinks we provide good answers.
As this site keeps growing, we will continue to encounter homework questions. I know Meta.Math.SE already has a great number of questions dealing with their homework policy, and I'm sure multiple other sites do as well. Perhaps our homework policy will be like theirs, perhaps it'll be like no other, but either way, we need one, and preferably sooner rather than later.
So, what should we do about homework questions?
I have posted three answers with three different suggestions. Upvote them if you agree, downvote if you disagree, and post an answer of your own if you have a better/different solution.