I also know that sometimes the community and the founders opinion can clash on some minor issues (meta, for a starter) so I'm here to get the general feeling on the ask and answer your own questions recommendation.
The question/answer in issue being this one that I have answered on Jun 14 on Quora. As it has come up often and I've been redirecting people there for the answer, and as I think SO is a much better oriented site for this sort of thing, remembering the post from 2011 I've "migrated" the answer.
Is is ok, or should I delete it?
Both arguments can be done pro or against it. It may seam I'm trying to farm rep would be a good argument against. A good answer (hopefully) will improve SO.
Edit: While my question was related to the "should I ask/answer my question" as Gumbo's recommendation was different:
StackOverflow is not a Wiki where you ask a (although seemingly popular) question and answer it yourself at the same time.
It is pretty clear that the community is strongly pro answering your own question. On this specific case, however, there were several issues raised that related not to the action itself but to the quality of the content.
Even though meta feels like a thunderstorm, I thank you all.