A while ago the instant self-answer option was implemented, with the rationale that it would make the "blog" part of the mission statement diagram more...existant. Is there any data about how this change has altered self-answer behaviour? Or is three months still a bit too early to know what it's done?

  • I suppose my first instant self-answer was pretty well-received. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jul 25 '12 at 13:47
  • I haven't looked at the data explorer in a while (and it could very well be that the current dump precedes this change), but is a post marked in some way that it was self-answered? Or do we rely on matching userid + timestamp? – Aaron Bertrand Jul 25 '12 at 13:51
  • Purely anecdotal: my experience is that on smaller sites this is much better received than on larger sites. (These were both a bit of an experiment for me, my only real conclusion is that it's hard to show research in question you self-answered) – Flexo Jul 25 '12 at 17:06

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