Questions tagged [instant-self-answer]

The instant-self-answer is a feature which allows users to answer their own question at the same time they ask it.

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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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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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How to correctly post a Q&A style question (i.e.self answer) without it failing minimal understanding [duplicate]

As I understand it Q&A style questions are encouraged but a self answered question should be judged independently of the answer. Often after I've solved a problem I would like to share the ...
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Writing documentation about a topic in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Posting and answering questions you have already found the answer to Sometimes I find I know a good method to do something (for example writing a clean and efficient function ...
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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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Should my self-answered question be deleted?

I also know that sometimes the community and the founders opinion can clash on some minor issues (meta, for a starter) so I'm here to get the general feeling on the ask and answer your own questions ...
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What is the best way to ask a question when I believe I already know the answer?

Sometimes I have a question as to whether I am doing something correctly. So I have a question, and I think I have an answer, so I'm more or less just looking for confirmation. An example might be: ...
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Should we encourage 'commentary' answers on self-answered posts?

When creating a self-answered, informative post, should we encourage & allow other answers that merely add commentary to the existing self answer? For example, this answer: https://stackoverflow....