Often I see threads with an "accepted answer" that contains a hint and nothing else. That's absurd.
Instead, how about:
- Supplying a full answer? There's a reason it is called "an answer"...
- Settings up functionality for hints, so that the OP and other guests to read before the rush to the answer. (Assuming you want people to learn...)
I wouldn't like to see SE becoming of something different than it's initial purpose.
This takes the site to a whole different theme!
It's not a Q&A site, it's a Q&Hint site..!
My question was flagged to be similar to the following question:
Do hints belong in answers or comments?
I think that they differ because that I don't ask "what is the place for hints?", though I do ask:
- To provide a full answer when filling the field entitled "Your Answer".
- To add a functionality especially for hints.
This way, when some guest views the thread and he sees that hints are available, he'll first view the hints. Then, if he tried to solve the problem w/o success, then he'll refer to the full answer.