This question kinda shocked me with its last paragraph:
Do not post the solution directly. Not even in as spoiler. Just write 3 more unique properties of the person/thing you think it is so that the interest isn't lost. After the correct answer is picked, then you can post the one (or few) words answer directly.
What I understand from this site is that you should answer puzzles with the answer to the question and clues into spoilers so the answer can only be viewed by those who want to. By saying you only get a shot at the question without disclosing what you think the answer to the riddle is is not in the spirit of riddles here.
So my question is that are questions forcing users to post an answer without the actual solution (or attempt) allowed?