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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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Clarify the “8 hour delay” self-answer message to discourage self-answering with edits or comments

It's not uncommon to find new users editing or commenting on their questions with something along the lines of "Update: I solved it by Xing the Y with Z" instead of posting their solution as a self-...
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How to handle the 'nevermind, I figured it out' comments?

This goes in the direction of How to handle answers as comments, but is not the same: I often see questions like this where the user who posted the question later finds the answer himself, but either ...
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Why can't users with less than 100 reputation answer their own question sooner than 8 hours after asking?

Yesterday I wrote a question in Stack Overflow and after 2 hours I found a "solution", I would answer, for the first time, at my question and Stack Overflow block my answer with this message: Oops! ...
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Building reputation for new users

gettext character encoding This user asked a good question, was responsive in comments, and eventually found an answer elsewhere on the site that led him to a solution (that wasn't obvious to me). I ...
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Trying to be helpful … it would have been a question, b-b-but

I was solving my own problem and several times came close to posing it as a question See: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7053022/sending-with-smtp-using-c-vs2010-net-4-win7. However, shedding ...
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Why can't I post responses to my own question or accept multiple answers?

I am new to this site and I find it a little confusing. I've posted a new question: Why can I not write a new post to my own thread? As far as I can see I may only write comments to the other's ...
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Is there a way for us to monitor new questions that leverage “Answer your own question”

As noted in the blog, users can now answer their own questions while asking it. I'm curious to monitor how people use this feature. I'm wondering if there is any tool/filter (perhaps just for 10k+ ...
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You must wait 0 hours before answering your own question?

When answering your own question, it currently says: You must wait 0 hours before answering your own question And it won't let me accept my own answer. I did wait 48 hours. It was after the 48 ...
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After how many days can I answer my own question?

I asked a question on stackoverflow, with no answer so far (3 weeks). In the meanwhile I found a good answer for my own question but I'm not able to post this answer to my own question. Do I have to ...
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Automatically route answers from question asker to page urging them to update original question

I have noticed that many inexperienced SO users tend to reply to answers by creating an answer rather than via a comment or an update to their original question. The problems this causes are: The new ...
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Trouble with new-user restrictions

I spent a long time writing the answer I found to a question that I asked and only after I hit submit, I got this: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: New users can't answer their ...
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Answering own question now has 8 hour limit?

I just got the following on SO: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: New users can't answer their own question for 8 hours. Please use comments, or edit your question ...

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