Every now and then, there are very interesting science questions being posted on the Physics StackExchange. Some of these questions concern very up-to-date research. Does anyone know if any publication has resulted from a post on Physics StackExchange?
I think this question is just an assertion that none of the posted questions are genuinely new. Here's one that is: What is the smallest possible electronic transistor? I do have in mind a 'radically different technique' for building it which has been posted (elsewhere) but the linked question is about the design/possibility of such a thing.
This site actively discourages the kind of back-and-forth argumentation that is essential to the problem-sovling process (at least the way I solve problems). I solved some pretty good physics problem back when I used to go to physicsforums.com until the jackasses who oversee the site got me banned for life.
This thread illustrates the kind of horrifying argumentation that the guardians of this site are determined to avoid. But the reality is that I need the human element to get me stimulated. Without the hysterical insulting behavior of my correspondents at physicsforums.com, I probably woulnd't have been driven to come up with the explanation of how the light from a distant star can drive the transition on an ordinary photographic plate (quantum siphoning).
EDIT: This question has been up for a week and no one has posted a single example of a problem that's been solved thanks to a discussion on this site. I've posted an explanation of WHY no one is solving problems hear, and I've got eight downvotes so far.
Doesn't this tell you people anything? I'm cheating to get some discussion going here by posting this as an edit rather than a comment. But that's why nothing gets solved here...because there's no format for discussion. And don't tell me about the chat room...I'm not fourteen years old.