Ok. Here I come. Assume I am working on a paper, and I have a small side problem X related to a conjecture Y. Solving that side problem X will of course help my work as it will allow me to solve the bigger problem Y. Further, assume I cannot solve X myself and post its problem on MO. Even Further, assume it gets resolved satisfactorily within a few hours on MO. Should I cite MO's site in my paper or how should I go about it ? Has it happened before to anyone else ?
closed as off topic by Anton Geraschenko Dec 28 '09 at 20:57
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