I recently noticed this option "Answer your own question". It says share your knowledge !
A little read here helped me understand that
- if you have a question that you already know the answer to
- if you’d like to document it in public so others (including yourself) can find it later
- it is OK to ask, and answer, your own question on a relevant Stack Exchange site.
To be crystal clear, it is not merely OK to ask and answer your own question, it is explicitly encouraged
So I went ahead an created a Q&A on something I didnt find on stackoverflow.com which I thought would be useful to some one in future.
Here is what I created
But soon after I created this, I got downvotes.
Can someone help me understand what exactly is this for ? I have alerted moderators too for this but to no avail.
Have I mis-understood this ? Please can some one help me understand this.