I went through this thread but it doesn't answer my question entirely. My question is a little different.

I want to post a problem I've already solved for the sole purpose of watching how others solve it or what insights or techniques other people may provide. After posting the question, I would like to post my solution as an answer, so that my solution is open to voting as well. This way I can know what the community feels about my solution. I can find out whose solution is the most elegant one as per the community.

In other words, I want to post a question not to ask for help but to have fun and to learn from others. Is this a good thing to do in math.se?

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Related: meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/1190/… –  Jonas Meyer May 16 '12 at 20:17

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Yes. This is explicitly encouraged by the Powers That Be.

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What would be the right way to indicate that this is a puzzle for fun purpose? Because I would want people to participate in that question in the spirit of coming up with elegant solutions rather than trying to teach me how to solve it. –  Lone Learner May 16 '12 at 19:01
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What if you were to say exactly that when you posted the question? –  MJD May 16 '12 at 19:38
    
Thanks @MarkDominus. It makes sense. I was wondering if there is some tag that I can use to tag my questions. This would help me to avoid explaining the same thing every time I post such a question. –  Lone Learner May 17 '12 at 6:11
    
@Lon: not really. Why would it be difficult for you to indicate in the body that you want other solutions? –  J. M. May 17 '12 at 12:01
    
@LoneLearner There is (recreational-mathematics) tag, but I think that it would be nice to have explicit notification in the question body. –  dtldarek May 27 '12 at 15:50

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