1) I don't understand that. Let me ask StackOverflow.
2) I'm having trouble phrasing my question properly. What do you call $X? Googling ensues
3) Oh nevermind, I get it now <closes tab>
On a serious note, this effect can be applied to our everyday problem as well. Such as when you are feeling lethargic, you'd want to write down all of your thoughts in a list to see the bigger picture and figure out how simple it can be to finish a task at hand.
Also when I kept updating my blog posts about stupid problems that gooogle didn't answer seemed to attract some audience.
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I've been thinking along the same lines for a very long time. Thanks for the inspiration to finally ask!
If they have a big enough database of half-typed-then-abandoned questions, do you think it would be possible to train an RNN (or something) to read a post in progress and predict at what point the answer should be obvious to you?