I wrote up a pretty short and succinct question on the Mechanics site, and wrote up a very long answer using the Answer Your Question checkbox. When I tried to post the q/a, it told me that I needed a more complete question. This restriction doesn't make sense when people are trying to post both sides (questions and answers). If they already have a good answer, it seems safe to trust that they have a decent understanding of what their question was.
My question was a pretty simple one:
How would one go about recharging the Air Conditioning system on a car?
I meant it to be a sort of canonical question, since it so happens that the procedure is pretty much the same between cars. I ended up adding another sentence about how my car's cooling power just wasn't what it used to be, and it posted, but it still seems like a Q/A would be fine without some of those checks.
Can we get rid of (at least some of) the quality restrictions on questions if the Answer My Own Question box is checked?