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More article style Q&A question format? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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What is this “answer your own question” jazz?

I showed up here to write a perfectly normal rant about misaligned pixels, and there's a big fat checkbox cluttering up the "Ask" page: WHAT THE EEEEK IS THIS NEW ABOMINATION?
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Is Stack Overflow a central store for tutorials?

I ask this question because of the following questions: this and this. The same user asked those questions and immediately answered them. I know that there's no problem in answering your own ...
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How do sites moderate self-answered questions?

Historically our beta site has discouraged self-answered questions. The site has been running for 6 years (3 questions/day, 98% answered, 3 ½ answers/question, and very few questions are closed). The ...
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3answers
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I don't always answer myself, but when I do, I fail to ask a good question

Sometimes I'll encounter problems while coding, or sometimes out of simple interest for a question, I'll google for an answer, and most of the time I find that answer is here on stackoverflow.com. ...
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4answers
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Why was my answer converted to a comment?

I asked a question and answered it myself to help other people, because there was no such question on SO. People got a little bit offended and my question and answer were seriously down-voted to the ...
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3answers
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Answer your own question - share your knowledge gets downvotes

I recently noticed this option "Answer your own question". It says share your knowledge ! A little read here helped me understand that if you have a question that you already know the answer to if ...
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Is time to remove “Answer your own question” option from question page?

The story behind this question is that a new user posted this question with a simultaneous answer. I posted a comment indicating that "answering own questions was extensively debated" and suggested to ...
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Should SO host howto-style writeups after all?

There's a lot of questions every day on SO that would be best answered with a link to a good tutorial: How to debug Ajax requests How to write a database query in PHP that isn't a crime against ...
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2answers
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Encourage the posting of Canonical Questions by making “Answer Your Own Question” posts Community Wiki automatically

Here on Meta, we have a faq tag. It contains many topics that describe in high-quality detail how the SE network functions. By convention, we mark these posts Community Wiki and protect them. ...
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2answers
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Direct answer of own question lead to immediate close

I recently came across that situation: I found out something useful while formulating the problem on Stackoverflow. Being half-way through, i figured out the solution and wanted to share my knowledge ...
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1answer
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Why did this self-answered question get deleted so quickly?

A user just asked and self-answered a question that clearly had major problems; specifically, the user didn't understand that, when self-answering, one must take the time to write the questions and ...
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Should I ask a question which I learned its answer while asking it?

This happens quite a lot for me lately. I encounter a problem in my code, I want to ask it here and while I type the question, I have an idea which proves useful. I think that this question might ...
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1answer
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Posting self-answered questions for information: Should they be community wiki?

I recently posted a question to SO in which I immediately answered myself because I figured it would be a common question about the newly released Windows Phone 8. Someone suggested I make my answer ...

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