I recently made the transition from student to professor, and now I have a research student of my own. She keeps coming up with wonderful ideas, and I keep feeling like "surely this has been studied somewhere already." It doesn't help that the directions she is interested in going are different than what I've studied in the past. What I do in a situation like this is ask a question on mathoverflow for a reference request. So I was about to do that, but then I realized that it's her research project so she should be the one asking. Furthermore, she'll probably be the one interacting with those who answer, so she really needs to be the one asking because she's never had an account before and doesn't have the reputation to comment.
I'm mildly concerned that her question will not be well received by the community, whereas if it was posted by me it would be (since I have a high reputation already and experience asking questions). I want her to be comfortable using MathOverflow, so I'm trying to smooth over her first interaction to help achieve this goal.
Q1: Do we have or would we like to have a mechanism in place for faculty members and their students to co-own a question?
Q2: Do we have or would we like to have a mechanism in place for more experienced members of the community to "endorse" a new question from a new user, e.g. if it's a student.
Q3: Can you think of some other mechanism which could help with this situation? Or do you think the situation is fine as is?
I feel like these mechanisms would help encourage student users, who might not currently be asking questions out of fear that they'll get closed. I'm looking forward to hearing what people think about this issue.