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...



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.

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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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