As you know, when you ask your question on Stack Exchange you can, then and there, answer it yourself as well. I had a major issue with iframes in iOS Safari. I found the solution, and my boss wanted me to detail the problem and solution so other developers in our company could avoid it as well.
Well, I thought I'd do it through Stack Exchange and share my results with the wider web as well, but this happened:
I really expected no one to answer the question, but some one did and my answer was pushed down.
So I have two problems with this:
- It took me three hours to write this, and I intended the question and answer to be read in sequence. In essence you can criticise this and say I wrote an article, but you try to come up with good question for something like this, especially when you already know the answer. This was the best I could think of. State the problem in the question & state the solution in the answer. But it's still intended to be read as a continuous text, more like an article than anything else.
- The second issue is, that the answer given by the other user is incorrect. I tested it, and now there is this incorrect answer between my question and correct answer that was intended to be read in sequence with the question.
So I would like to propose this.
- When a Q&A style question is posted, the OPs will remain together unless another answer has more up votes. In fact, I would think it would be more correct for them to remain together permanently unless the OP answer receives down votes, but I do not think that would fly well on Stack Exchange.
- When a Q&A style question is posted, the OP's answer will be automatically accepted. When something like this is done, the OP already is the correct answer. It's possible that someone will give a better answer, but if that happens the accepted answer can simply be replaced not to mention it's highly unlikely for something like that to happen. I think this would make sense, because this would discourage (and yes I know, taboo) answering half ass answers like the one I got. When someone answers an already accepted question they always put more thought into it and basically keeps down noise. And yes, I am using the term noise here, because when the Q&A is posted it's usually with a good solution that works.