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I want to post a guide or a collection of learning resources on how to get started with developing for Windows Phone 7. Is it okay to start a guide by clicking ASK QUESTION button even though it's not really a question? Will I get down-ranked for that?

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Huh, go figure, I was about to make a Meta post inquiring what should be done about this kind of non-question. Guess this works just fine. – Grace Note Jun 6 '10 at 22:35
@ccomet: exactly what I did...made a comment on the question on what the OP should do. Can be flagged for moderator attention only because I don't have enough rep to vote to close. – IAbstract Jun 6 '10 at 23:17
Check out the original SO question -- an answer was added after the migration, that remains undeleted. – Ether Jun 6 '10 at 23:35

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Asking a question that's not a question will probably get it closed as "not a question". Asking a question that is a question, then answering it yourself, is acceptable.

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+1, this is inline with the FAQ: "It's also perfectly fine to ask and answer your own question, but pretend you're on Jeopardy: phrase it in the form of a question." – 0xA3 Jun 6 '10 at 22:33
+1: the only issue I see is that the guide needs to be small enough to fit into the SO answer. There is an upper limit (around 32KB, IIRC). – Jonathan Leffler Jun 7 '10 at 2:58

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