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I know that I can make questions on Stack Overflow that already have the answer, by myself. But if I want to post a personal solution method for a problem (which is not necessarily the best/fastest way to do it, but may help for someone), without any kind of codes, am I allowed to do it?

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If your solution has specific applications in which it is better than the existing answers or is easier to implement then I don't see why not. If it’s neither of these things then why bother? – Richard Tingle May 22 '13 at 21:26
I asked it specifically because of the solutions instead of codes, because most of the helpful answers I've seen on SO contain some kind of codes. – Zoltán Schmidt May 22 '13 at 21:29
Let's put it like this: if your answer would be just fine if you were not answering your own question, it's fine when you are. There are no special rules or exceptions for self-answered questions and answers. – Bart May 22 '13 at 21:33
@Zoltán do you have an example of a particular answer that you're not sure about? – Kyle Strand May 22 '13 at 21:36
@KyleStrand of course: something like this but with less or even without codes. – Zoltán Schmidt May 22 '13 at 21:38
@ZoltánSchmidt That answer actually has quite a bit of code in it...anything more than that is likely to be more annoying than useful (in my opinion, at least). Questions and answers without code are not uncommon; see, for instance, stackoverflow.com/q/761194/1858225 – Kyle Strand May 22 '13 at 21:43

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Well... yes, provided:

  • Your question is good enough to stand on its own
  • Your answer addresses the question entirely and correctly

then I don't see any particular reason why code is necessary, but it would certainly be unusual not to include some. Depends on the question, of course.

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