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Sometimes I have a question as to whether I am doing something correctly. So I have a question, and I think I have an answer, so I'm more or less just looking for confirmation.

An example might be: "I have these tables, and I want to perform Boyce-Codd normalization, did I do it correctly? I think so, but I'm not sure."

My strategy in these cases so far has been to post the question, and then post my best guess as an answer. That way if it was correct it'll get voted up, if not another answer will get voted up, and my question does not get cluttered up with my wrong attempt.

Is this the best approach to ask a question where you think you know that answer?

I have these tables, and I want to perform Boyce-Codd normalization, did I do it correctly? I think so, but I'm not sure.

What is the best way to address this situation?

EDIT: Ironically, I could have used my strategy as an example on this question, which I've done now below.

Sometimes I have a question as to whether I am doing something correctly. So I have a question, and I think I have an answer, so I'm more or less just looking for confirmation.

An example might be: "I have these tables, and I want to perform Boyce-Codd normalization, did I do it correctly? I think so, but I'm not sure."

My strategy in these cases so far has been to post the question, and then post my best guess as an answer. That way if it was correct it'll get voted up, if not another answer will get voted up, and my question does not get cluttered up with my wrong attempt.

Is this the best approach to ask a question where you think you know that answer?

What is the best way to address this situation?

EDIT: Ironically, I could have used my strategy as an example on this question, which I've done now below.

Sometimes I have a question as to whether I am doing something correctly. So I have a question, and I think I have an answer, so I'm more or less just looking for confirmation.

An example might be:

I have these tables, and I want to perform Boyce-Codd normalization, did I do it correctly? I think so, but I'm not sure.

What is the best way to address this situation?

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What is the best way to ask a confirmation question when I believe I already know the answer?

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