If you post an assignment question on a 3rd party site. But got no answers from it. Is that still considered cheating?

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    This is called “unsuccessful cheating”. – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Jun 26 '19 at 5:36
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    Most cheating policies specify "attempting to cheat", so if you had received answers you would have used them... – Solar Mike Jun 26 '19 at 6:13
  • Asking for help (i.e. showing your work and where the issue lies) I feel is totally acceptable. Asking for the solution is unacceptable (and more forums will generally not help someone who just wants answers). I would never have passed my advanced physics courses without Physics StackExchange. – Shinobii Jun 26 '19 at 14:09
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    Just to be sure we're not in some kind of endless loop here, is this an assignment question in an ethics class you're taking? – dwizum Jun 26 '19 at 17:29

At my university, the answer is definitely yes. The rules here clearly state that even the attempt to cheat is misconduct (e.g. bringing a device that is capable of cheating to an exam is considered cheating even if it not used/touched).

(However, if asking a question about your assignment in some forum is cheating, depends on the rules for your course/institution. In my courses, this would not be forbidden for homework assignments, for example.)

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