I am new to meta, and I am editing my question in response to comments. First, I want to thank the many users who commented for their time and effort, it has been useful.
What if I discover something interesting, and I am pretty sure it is right, although a second opinion would be nice. The real questions are : is this right? this strikes me as interesting, but does anyone else care? Is this previously known? How can I find out more about this? etc.
Is there a place for such "discoveries" on MSE. If so, advice on putting such things into the question-answer format would be appreciated.
I would like to clarify, what I mean by "discoveries". I mean things like a polynomial with an unusual Galois group, which helped me understand Galois theory or a simple derivation of a known result, when the literature proofs are hard to find or hard to understand. These are things which would help students learning math, in the unlikely event that I do discover something "revolutionary", I would try to publish. My motives are altruistic, not personal gain.
As to my situation, I am not presently not a student, so ask a mentor is not a good option.
I strongly feel that allowing such posts would benefit many MSE users.