Recently I've answered a question, which asked for translations of several questions. To me they seemed like some conversation starters. I translated all of them and made a post, however, the question got deleted, because someone thought it was a "do my homework" question.
So my question is: When is a question not considered to be a "do my homework" question?
Every translation could potentially be a part of a homework, as could any other question. So only because there were multiple questions it was considered to be a homework? Only because they were basic stuff? I don't see any good criteria, which allows to distinguish between homework and honest question.
There is another question too: Why do we care if people cheat themselves by solving their homework this way? If they don't want to learn German, they don't have to. Someone else who looks up a translation might still learn something from the answers to a "do my homework" question.
The "reason" for deleting the question was also that "As the question stands it does not add any value for future visitors." which of course is not true.
So please tell me some good criteria, which tells me if a question will be deleted because of the "do my homework" recognition. If there is none, it is purely arbitrary and does not encourage further posting of answers.