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Should I not answer my own questions? [duplicate]

I asked a question recently, looking for examples of an online tool. Per the FAQ, I answered my own question with a few examples that I had already found. I did this so that these examples would be ...
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I want to share a minor discovery with the community, how should I? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I ask questions I already know the answer to and answer them myself? Should I not answer my own questions? I think I just discovered a small feature in Eclipse that ...
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Can I answer my own question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should I not answer my own questions? Should I ask questions I already know the answer to and answer them myself? Should I ask a question I know the answer to? This is ...
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Asking a question, that has never been asked, so the answer can be archived [duplicate]

Should I ask questions – which I can already answer – just because I think the answer might be relevant and should be archived for future generations to be found? Example: I was looking for a ...
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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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Posting and answering questions you have already found the answer to [duplicate]

Sometimes you spend a day or more solving a technical problem, and when you finally solve it, you may want to post it on your blog (if you have one) to share with the community. However, most ...
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Can I ask a technically solved question for better advice?

While browsing through some questions, I was reminded of a problem I encountered in an earlier point in work. I came up with something that could be technically called a solution to the problem, but I ...
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Why could it be considered gaming the system if you answer your own question?

Why could it be considered rep whoring to ask a question that you already know the answer to and then answer it yourself? Doing this adds to the value of the "knowledge base", and may help others ...
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What to do when you answer your own question while writing it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Etiquette for answering your own question It just happened that my question didn't exist anymore (I found the answer) while writing it: git website update strategy - how to ...
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Can I post a question with an answer? [duplicate]

Sometimes I will face a problem and either figure out the answer myself, or find the answer on a site other than StackOverflow, but I think it might be helpful to other people. Is it acceptable (or ...
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How do I post something that is not a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Can I post a question with an answer? Posting and answering questions you have already found the answer to Should I not answer my own questions? Should I ask questions I ...
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Posting Answers instead of Questions

While Q&A sites are certainly a good place to find answers to one's problems, I think it would be better to collect solutions. During my daily work I quite often solve a specific problem. Wouldn't ...
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Related posts got related by being duplicates? [closed]

I just remarked this here: Exact times of answer posts. The question got closed as duplicate. Looking at the Related list shortly after, most of the posts there are either duplicates, or speak about ...
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Asking where you may already know or have an answer, even a guess [duplicate]

What should I do when I think I have an answer to my question, but to me feels at best a guess? For example, in the question body I might include the guess as part of the background or assumption, ...
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Can I post how-tos (questions with provided answer) to stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I answer my own question? Sometimes It happens to me that: I have a question/problem or I'd like to know how to do something in the proper way; I don't find the answer in ...
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