I wanted to submit a question on MSE, but just as I was about to click the Post Your Question button, I realized I could solve that problem in a way I had never thought of before. That question is a standard textbook teaching material but I decided not to refer to the given proof. Is it OK to go ahead and submit the question? And what about the answer I just thought of which is nearly the same as the textbook proof, is it OK to post it?
- I wonder if there are other elegant ways to solve that problem.
- Is adding unique questions to MSE OK, even if I knew the answer right before I clicked the button?