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Etiquette for answering your own question

What if you figure out the answer to your own question, what is the approved way of answering your own question?

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    this should be asked on meta.stackoveflow.com Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 14:23
  • (@Xtian: "StackOverFlow" has one space too few, and an erroneous capital F!)
    – Arjan
    Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 15:20

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The best way I would say is to answer your question when you're sure you have the right answer.

If the community does think your answer was correct/useful for your question you get the Self Leaner Badge.


Just wait a few days... I'm not sure of the precise amount of time, but in a few days you'll be able to select your own answer as THE answer.

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    You have to wait at least 2 days to accept your own answer to a question, but you don't have to wait that long to post the answer. Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 14:28
  • I received an error saying that I could not even "post" my answer until 24 hours have passed and suggested that I edit the original question instead. I don't mind waiting before selecting the correct answer but why the mandatory waiting period before I can "post" an answer?
    – Sparky
    Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 1:43