I am asking because I have seen a couple misconceptions floating around on Physics.SE, but in a way so that it would be semi off-topic to address in answers to the post, and it is a bit too complex to get into in the comments (and also frustrating to do repeatedly).
I believe that the best way to treat this would be to post a well-designed question, provide a thorough and cited answer and then be able to link to that when the question pops up.
I would of course hold out on accepting my own answer as a spur to others to provide better answers, but it would at least give the option to link to a more thorough discussion on SE. Would this be frowned upon?
It is similar to this question but different enough that I think it can still bear a little talking about.