A question on representation theory has recently been asked here and it contains many sub-questions. The question at the moment has one close vote and from the comments, a lot of the sub-questions in there are allegedly covered in textbooks. Personally I am keen for the question to be closed because it is difficult to answer the question in its current format (The current 1 close vote is not from me).

However that being said I think if the individual sub-questions were to be posted there could be some interesting input from some of the users of this site. How do we deal with such a situation? Obviously one way would be for the OP to delete his question and then ask the individual sub-questions as questions by themselves. Otherwise, do the moderators have powers to "break up" a post like that into individual posts?

  • $\begingroup$ Another way would be for you (and others) to vote to close the question, and then to post the pieces individually. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson May 28 '12 at 7:15
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    $\begingroup$ For the record: the question is now deleted. $\endgroup$ – t.b. May 28 '12 at 19:37

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