A recent answer to an elementary question on group theory reminded me of a proposal that I thought I had seen somewhere on MSE (#), but maybe it was just a passing comment in chat...
Would the site benefit from a community-created resource of basic results from (in this case) Abstract Algebra, with the bulk of the material being contained in (or even copy-pasted from) MSE answers?
If implemented, users would see links on the sidebar to these resources/tutorials when browsing the main page and/or specific answers.
These resources/tutorials could be something like a poetry collection in that the bulk of the text is verbatim from specific users, with editorial/pedagogical commentary in transitions.
In particular, Abstract Algebra would be a good topic for a FAQ/tutorial, as many other online resources (Khan Academy, YouTube teachers, etc.) stop at Linear Algebra/Differential Equations.
- Another possibility would be to simply create a chain of answers by linking to the "next" answer in the comments, maybe with appropriate commentary. Where the initial link (to, e.g., basic definitions and early results) would go is TBD!
I'd love to hear some input on this!
(#) I vaguely recall a rumor that Arturo Magidin is working on presenting the bulk of his MSE contribution in an alternate format, and maybe this (possibly nonexistent!) project would fit the bill here. My proposal is not for AM to do this or that.
In no way do I want to add any work or pressure to his life. This proposal would be undertaken by the MSE community, and would truly be Community Wiki