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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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When to mark something vague as an answer?

I wish I could mark something as 'half an answer'. In Practical (Django) Caching Strategy & Implementation? Cache long, Invalidate cache upon data change, I ask a rather vague question, and get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I organize a discussion and resolve concerns about a controversial question?

TLDR; I noticed an answer of mine about searching for text in vim was getting a lot of attention, so I wanted to improve it by linking to an SO answer detailing how to select text. To my surprise, no ...
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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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A New Feature to Improve Suggested Edit Review?

I submitted my first suggested edit of an answer to a question I asked on Stack Overflow today. It was rejected After reviewing several other posts about rejected edits, I generally understand the ...
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Is it possible to close questions because they are already solved? [duplicate]

Some questions happen to be solved for some reason (for instance, a new software version), and there's no answer it should be marked as accepted, but the question is not 'Open' anymore. And I don't ...
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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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How to deal with unanswered questions?

I have a question on SO that has no useful answer. As I changed my application distribution, that question is not so important to me anymore. As I see it, I have the following possibilities to deal ...
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