Can I post questions while immediately giving an answer, when I think it is important enough to share?

I guess this is not the original spirit of Stack Exchange, though sometimes I think it would be good to have it saved somewhere. Also for myself in the case I might forget the answer...


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Take a look at this blog post that explains the thinking behind it.

It's even encouraged on the 'Ask Question' page with a checkbox of "Answer your own question". Granted you cannot self accept your answer for a few days to allow for possible better answers.


Yes you can, and indeed if you intend to self answer you should. If you don't do this you'll have to wait before posting your own answer.

There's even a check box at the bottom of the post for you to tick:

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When you do you get an answer box straight away:

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