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I asked a question on stackoverflow, with no answer so far (3 weeks). In the meanwhile I found a good answer for my own question but I'm not able to post this answer to my own question. Do I have to wait some more days until I can post an answer? There is not post form.

This is my question: .NET Automation ControlType.Document: how to manipulate text?

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You should be able to post it - what exact error message you get? –  Shadow Wizard Aug 12 '11 at 10:53
    
There is no form at all to post an answer! –  powtac Aug 12 '11 at 10:57
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Uh... You have to click the "Answer Your Question" button. The form isn't shown by default on your own questions. –  Cody Gray Aug 12 '11 at 10:59
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@Cody Gray: Aaaaah! Thanks! I didn't saw it! Was focused on my form! –  powtac Aug 12 '11 at 11:02
    
Still the question: after how many days? –  powtac Aug 12 '11 at 11:03
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None. You can answer your own question immediately. Just click the button. It might prompt you with "are you sure" or something, but you definitely can answer your own question as soon as you post it. –  Cody Gray Aug 12 '11 at 11:05
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If something's going wrong, check that you don't have a proxy or firewall or antivirus or something interfering with your ability to do so. (See here for a related case.) –  Cody Gray Aug 12 '11 at 11:06
    
that update should really be an answer.. again by you ;) –  Sathya Aug 12 '11 at 11:26

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You can answer your own question immediately. The answer box isn't shown initially on your own question, but you can press the Answer Your Question button.

There is a restriction for new users: if you have less than 100 rep, you must wait 8 hours to be able to post an answer to your own question. This is because new users often misuse answers to reply to answers or comments, when they should have used a comment instead.

You won't be able to accept your own answer until 48 hours after you posted the question.

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  1. First I missed the Answer Your Question button.
  2. Second I'm able to answer immediately.
  3. And if something still does not work check this: Answering my own question is not working

Thanks Cody Gray!

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you can answer immediately because you have > 100 rep –  Jeff Atwood Aug 12 '11 at 15:00

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