I suppose this is an extension to Comments incorrectly submitted as an answer instead: what should we do?

First off, I'm presuming that new users cannot answer their own questions? Is this correct?

So they can self answer, but I've seen quite a few occasions where they don't!

In this example the user, has edited the question to include an answer. I've seen this quite a lot. I've always flagged this as

Unclear what your asking

For me, the user editing the question in this manner invalidates the question. Is this the correct thing to do?

Could/should we make the answer my own question link more obvious?

Did have a quick browse about meta but couldn't see anything specific to this scenario.

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    New users can answer their own question, just fine. – Martijn Pieters Nov 19 '13 at 12:31
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    And this is a duplicate, as soon as I can figure out the right search terms. You generally ask the OP to post the answer in a separate answer post, and if they don't respond, do so yourself as a Community Wiki post (to avoid being called a rep hunter), removing the answer from the question itself. – Martijn Pieters Nov 19 '13 at 12:37
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    @Martijn Pieters: Depending on their privileges they may not be able to answer for the first few hours after asking. I don't know the exact details, but that may be what is prompting them to answer in edits instead. The only time when you can self-answer regardless of your privileges is if you post it together with your question. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Nov 19 '13 at 12:45
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    See also: Answers embedded in questions by low rep users – ale Nov 19 '13 at 12:49
  • I am aware of the delay, but the treatment is still the same :-) – Martijn Pieters Nov 19 '13 at 12:49
  • I always just edit the answer out and copy it into a community wiki answer – Richard Tingle Nov 19 '13 at 12:55
  • You should rollback such an edit which self answers the question. Have a [look here]( meta.stackexchange.com/questions/201874/…). – SudoRahul Nov 19 '13 at 13:01
  • yep, does does appear to be a duplicate! @AlEverett – user217110 Nov 19 '13 at 13:23