The collective attempts at working out a solution to a problem...whole heartedly agree. I verified the collective as being instrumental in giving me an insight into attacking Khufu's pyramid in a away that hadn't been done except for the very foundations being placed on the ground to construct the thing from.
I saw something that others had skirted, and attacked it over a couple of years in all manner of ways until I did what the planners of the pyramid did: I used the stars and various planes of celestial mechanics to open up the pyramid.
I certainly thank so many folk in here and elsewhere - so many books about the pyramid, so many books about math, so many books about temples and their architecture, so many books about ancient things...and all these wonderful people in here who investigate such things that are fun to do because we have the time and inclination to do so. I often congratulate folk for their work, even as it is progressing towards a solution, not just when they have found the solution.
Encouragement! That's what we like to hear when we get into a difficult spot...and maybe just a tip in another direction so someone can grasp that little secret that they know but can't put their finger on and everyone else doesn't have all the facts that that person has...it can help solidify an exceptional discovery.
Ah, but what a shame when something so revolutionary is held too close to the heart...and not let out...and doesn't become an aid for other things to be worked on and worked out and discovered. Is it because money can be made? Sheesh...why not give it away for free. There are other things that make money...and all the money in the world wouldn't make someone as happy as knowing they gave someone else a free hand in discovering their answer to their own problem.
Maybe I have an idea that doesn't mean something has to be sold to be accepted...I give it away, just like so many in here give their own things away by writing about them. We all do it for free in here. It is a nice place to do so.
Cheers to you!