I recently came across this question, in which the asker states their question, then writes:
Figured this out!
The problem, however, is they never edited the question. This seems to be intentionally deceptive, although I suppose they could claim they did edit the post -- in the original "Ask Question" box. But they were editing/creating the question the whole time, so that explanation seems shaky at best.
The OP answered their own question approximately 22 seconds after they posted it. The only possible reason for this that I can think of is they were either not aware of the "Answer your own question" option or believed there was a certain taboo assosciated with it.
Anyway, how should I handle this? Should I:
- Edit out their "edit?"
- Flag the question and explain the reason for flagging?
- Leave it be?
To address the five-minute leeway period:
I viewed their question after 17 seconds, and the edit was there. 5 seconds later, their answer popped up. I doubt they solved their question, submitted their edit, and then submitted their answer in 22 seconds.