This site is filled with 'identify this part' and 'which set is this from' questions. Nothing wrong with this but the usefulness of such questions to the larger community is limited.

Purchasing unsorted lots or even just sorting though personal collections from a long time ago often presents the need to identify parts.

Is there a 'one-size-fits-all' solution that anyone can use to identify unknown Lego parts and ultimately find the set they are from?