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In another techie forum, far, far from Google Groups: Google Blogger Help, there are a couple sub forums dedicated to providing advice about Computer Networking. Every couple months, somebody will post in there
Can you provide explanation of how Ethernet works, and how was it developed.
or
What are the advantages of using WiFi over Ethernet? Please cite 5 major factors.
These questions are easily recognised by the experienced helpers there, and are quickly labeled, as "Homework Central". And there's an unspoken competition among the experienced helpers there, to quickly and imaginatively label such questions, so no newbie forum members might confuse the threads with others containing serious content.

Such threads are not completely unwelcome, when they are occasional, as they provide some relief from the tedium. The experienced helpers will occasionally come up with witty responses - sometimes more questions, sometimes mildly helpful answers.

Homework Central trolling is specific to forums where the subject of the forum might be, legitimately, taught in a formal brick and mortar classroom, ie a high school or college.

In Google Blogger Help, we don't have "Homework Central" trolling - there are no brick and mortar classrooms where Blogging 101 might be taught. But we do have trolling.

And we treat trolls in Google Blogger Help with no more courtesy than we do in DSL Reports. Particularly in the case of the persistent and unimaginative drek that we have been seeing recently.

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