I read a few (OK, too many) academic blogs. Often, readers write in asking the author of the blog to post a question they have about academia. Then the readers of the blog answer and discuss in the comments.
These are often very interesting questions that are on-topic for academic.SE, and I think that this community would have useful answers that I'd like to hear. However, the help center says that
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
Is it appropriate to ask questions here that I've read on a blog, to find out what this community has to say?