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When I fill up a question form, I see an

Answer your own question

checkbox.

What are the differences between checking and not checking this option?

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marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, Aziz Shaikh, Emrakul, Bart, hims056 Sep 19 '13 at 7:41

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You can read about this and why they added it in this blog article. –  doppelgreener Sep 19 '13 at 7:28

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If you check it, a new edit box appears and you can directly add an answer to your question. Both get posted the same time.

This is used to add a question you already have an answer for. You can do this for questions you think are helpful for the community and were not answered before.

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Did you try it? If you want to answer your own question you can check the box so that you will get text area to add your answer. By default the textarea is not visible. So to answer your own question while asking you can check the checkbox.

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