Question in question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14072627
I asked a question on StackOverflow asking what the mod (modulus) operator is in C#. I had asked a very similar question about VB way back when, and I was planning to link them in a comment in case someone came across one and was looking for the other. Also, below the Post Your Question button is a checkbox to answer your own question share your knowledge, Q&A-style (which I didn't use), so I did not realize that there would be a problem.
Once I posted the question, I was quickly jumped on for not searching online rather than asking here, and was told that I should at least know to search since I had three gold badges and 1k rep. I realize that I acted very naive, and should have known, which I did, but I hadn't meant it that way. I could have used that checkbox, but I've had people scold me for doing that as well, so I thought I would just let someone else answer the question.
I meant it to be a FAQ question. I could have answered it myself, but didn't want to take all the rep for a simple question that I knew would be voted up if it didn't flop (which it did :). There isn't a community wiki button anymore.
So here's my side of the story. What should I have done different? Should I have given the answer at the same time?