Very recently the following "question" was posted on the main site
The purpose of this "question" is to create a solutions manual for a freely available set of notes in algebraic geometry. In particular, the OP requests that each "answer" consist of the statement and solution of one exercise from these notes.
In my opinion, at the very least such a question should be closed since it is not a question. At another level, such a question may be construed as a way to avoid rate limits associated with asking questions. All in all, to me this feels like a misuse (or possibly abuse) of the math.SE system, and a grand departure from its purpose so far.
There have been previous meta-questions asked about posting and categorizing multiple questions from single sources:
- Centralized solutions to textbook problems considered harmful?
- Categorizing homework questions with textbook information in a way that makes the site act like a solutions manual
but the question under consideration appears to be a different type of animal that I cannot recall seeing before.
So I ask the following:
Should we allow individual questions which ask for solutions to multiple unspecified problems from an individual source for the purpose of creating at least a partial solutions manual?