This question already has an answer here:
As I understand it Q&A style questions are encouraged but a self answered question should be judged independently of the answer. Often after I've solved a problem I would like to share the question and answer on stack overflow (and have on a couple of occasions) but how to show "minimal understanding of the problem" is always challenging.
For example I have been looking into the following question
How can I plot a straight line in the JMonkey Engine library
I'm trying to plot straight lines between vertices that I specify using the JMonkey Engine 3D graphics library. So for example if I was to try to plot between:
Then I would get:
This is something I do (and forget how to do) relatively often and the answer is harder to find than you'd imagine (This provides everything needed to figure it out but its spread out over several posts and isn't a complete solution on its own). Therefore I want to provide a Q&A for it but at present this question feels like it would fail the minimal understanding test
Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Tell us what you've tried to do, why it didn't work, and how it should work
Should I make up some imaginary problem? (Probably the final source code messed up a bit)
Or mention in the question that I’m self answering to assuage some of the normal "This is not a do your work for you site" comments.