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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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How does accepting an answer work?

What does it mean to accept an answer? How do I accept an answer, and what are the rules? Can I accept my own self-answer? What are the reputation benefits? Which answer should I accept? Should I ...
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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, labeled: Answer your own question – share your ...
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Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking?

I might want to answer my own question because: I arrived at a solution before there were any other correct answers or I like mine better, can I still answer my own question? I have a folder with ...
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Is there stigma associated with self-answers on certain network sites? Or different etiquette? If so, why?

Background I was told in chat that some sites don't / might not see self-answers in a positive light, which I found surprising, having read the (fairly old) "It’s OK to Ask and Answer Your Own ...
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Is there an etiquette for asking questions originally intended to be self-answered?

According to Oded's answer to What are limitations on self-answered questions? self answered questions have the same quality requirements as "the other" questions. So if we found a question ...
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Is there a bias against using the "answer your own question" feature?

I had a question. As I was researching it while drafting it, I found more and more relevant information that I incorporated into my question. It came to the point where it felt like I was answering ...
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How to ask a question when self-answering?

I've been researching lots of questions in the game World of Warcraft (WoW), and usually the answers to practical questions such as "Where is an item located?" are buried in the comment ...
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Question I know the answer of [duplicate]

I'm well aware of Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking?, nonetheless I was wondering whether is it appropriate to clearly specify what I'm doing, rather then ...
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Is there an etiquette for answering questions originally intended to be self-answered?

This question is inspired by Is there an etiquette for asking questions originally intended to be self-answered?. A few times, I have encountered a self-answered question with a question that seems to ...
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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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Should own solution be included within the question? [duplicate]

I think its still in debate Etiquette for answering your own question Normally when I have a question and a answer, but have doubt with my own attempt, I tend to put the solution within my question. ...
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Answering your own question, but don't accept answer

Is it bad etiquette to answer your own question, but then not accept that answer? I realize there have been numerous questions about answering one's own question, but I'm specifically wondering about ...
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Should I remove my post or should I give my solution there? [duplicate]

I've just asked something here: Can't connect to a Oracle db instance via SQLDeveloper In the meantime I figured it out myself, so I don't know what is the proper process at times like this?
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Etiquette for answering your own question with an answer inspired by another answer

This will probably get closed immediately as a duplicate, but I have read Etiquette for answering your own question and other similar questions, but didn't see this get addressed directly (though I ...

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