I have recently tried to solve programming problems using questions on stackoverflow and database-administrators sites. I have observed following pattern in my behavior:
Simplier questions are usually quite easy to google and there is no need to ask them (though they are usually more popular). When there is more complicated particluar problem it usually takes more than one question to solve. What I expect are hints rather than answers. After a series of hints I can finally find some final solution of the problem.
There is an example of solving problem, that for me was not simple and I needed series of hints before I got to the final clue:
For this proccess it is not Question & Answer pattern but rather Question & Hint & Question & Hint & Final clue.
Is a Stack Exchange site like Stack Overflow propper place for such a problem solving proccess?
And if yes, what is the recommended practice to solve series of questions using provided hints and how the questions should be linked?