SO is quite interesting. But new questions are sometimes really boring and repetetive. Being too lazy to come up with clever ideas to search, I'd like to see a "feeding area" here.
Since there is a lot of expert experience and empirical knowledge around, it might be cool if there was more publishing oppurtunity on SO. I'd like to read answers to questions that haven't been asked yet. People should be able to write more elaborate about their points of interests, without stuffing this into an answer for yet another generic one-liner question.
Loads of similar discussions came up here before:
Posting and answering questions you have already found the answer to
Yes of course, it's possible to ask a question and answer it yourself. But as documented there, this violates the basic approach of SO and is hence very unwelcome by other users. That's why I thought it might be nice if there was a sanctioned way to "blog" about interesting code / programming methodologies / experiences in deep, without actually camouflaging an article as puzzle question.
Less hypothetical: There is for example a little security method I use, which nobody else seems to have pondered. If I wanted to present that here, it wouldn't be a real question but mostly asking for feedback and discussion. It's too lenghty to make a pseudo question out of it. And above all, it feels wrong to game the established Q&A system.
So would it be possible to get a separated out category for selfposts here? Usability-wise it's silly to have it on an external domain (stackexchange/area51 thingy), but also to mix it up with regular real questions. It should be easily accessible (e.g. as sorting/filter category besides newest, featured, hot, ...) but share the regular tags. If per default those posts resided in the community wiki, it might e.g. breath some life and real hyperlinky structure into that.
A convention like title="[blog/article] my topic" or a specific tag would also suffice, if such non-questionish articles would be filtered out on the frontpage somehow; still be easily browsable without the search function.