For some puzzles, such as Sudokus or nonograms, posting the answer is not enough. Doing so results in requests for a step by step solution, but this isn't actually a requirement.
I'm thinking maybe it should be a requirement for grid like puzzles. Here are some reasons why:
- It proves you didn't just put it into an online solver
- It helps others learn where they went wrong or how to solve such puzzles
- Makes it easier to identify possible errors
However there are some reasons why people might not want this to be a requirement:
- It is time consuming
- You've already solved the puzzle, so shouldn't be made to have to explain how
We have a similar requirement for riddles, where you have to explain why, but
Should step by step explanations be required for these genres of puzzles?