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Questions tagged [self-answer]

Questions also answered by the user asking, easily marked by the shaded user card attached to the answer.

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Why can't I accept my own answer straight away? [duplicate]

I had a question, nobody else posted any answers, and I worked out the solution myself. Why do I have to wait 24 hours to accept my own answer. When I don't have to wait before accepting anybody else'...
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Can I accept a self-answer with content from outside Stack Exchange?

Here is my motivation: How to convert estimated precision to variance?. On the one hand, the provided answer is perfect in my opinion and could be accepted, but on the other hand it is not actually my ...
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Do people actually answer their own questions?

I've never seen people use StackExchange like this. A few questions: First, does anyone use it like this? Second, what was the original intention behind this option? What was the vision? Thanks.
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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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What should I do if I find the answer to an old question of mine that was automatically deleted as abandoned?

I originally asked the question Implementing PPPoE half-bridge/ip-passthrough to suit IPSec VPN firewall appliance with Linux a little more than a year ago, which no one was able to answer. The ...
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Searching for questions with a self answer [duplicate]

I wanted to check what had happened to a question I read last night, but the only useful thing I can remember about it is that it was self answered. I can't remember the user's name, or any good ...
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Edit my question when I have the answer?

Yesterday I asked a question that was marked as a duplicate and I don't understand why because neither of the suggested questions helped me. But one of the comments helped me in the right direction ...
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Is it possible to search for posts where the OP self-answered?

Looking at this page, I don't see any shortcuts for searching questions where the OP self-answered. I'm trying to search specifically where the OP added details to the original question by adding an ...
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Should I post an answer to my own question if the answer is obtained in the comment section?

Should I post an answer to my own question if I obtain the answer through the hints in the comments section after a reasonable amount of discussion, or should I leave it to future readers to make ...
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How should I ask 'is there a better way' type questions, with a known answer?

Generally I try hard enough to answer my own questions before asking that I have at least a partial or clumsy solution to my problem. I sometimes think it would still be worth asking the question, if ...
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How should I improve an answer to my own question?

Situation is as follows: I posted a question on Stack Exchange which, at the moment of the post, I did not know the answer to. Some answers were provided. One of them fits what I would define as good ...
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If someone answers his own question why don't they get upvotes?

I have posted many questions, of which I found the solution myself after doing lot of debugging. But the sad thing is that neither my questions nor my answers gets any upvotes. Why? Shouldn't you ...
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Prevent answer ban from kicking in for a single honest mistake for a new user

I ran in to a very unfortunate issue recently on Video Production. We had a new user who asked a question regarding a problem they were facing. A high-reputation user asked for a full log in a comment....
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Add status-completed tag to my question

I asked a question yesterday here on Meta SE regarding a possible bug (support), and today I found that the problem was gone. I also found why that possible bug was gone, so I answered my own question ...
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Should I include a partial solution in my question? Or should I post it as an answer?

I posted a question What wildcard operators are supported in Kronos WFC searches? on SO. The question includes an incomplete list of wildcard operators I was able to find through my own ...
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Just found an answer to my own question. What to do? [duplicate]

I posted a question. After messing around on my machine for about an hour, I found a solution. Would it be more appropriate to remove the question, or to add the answer to it just to save some other ...
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Checkbox state not retained bug is back on Post a Question

This bug is back in a new incarnation (same bug, different checkbox): I recently posted a question along with a self-answer. I wanted to post the answer as a CW, so I ticked the Community wiki box. ...
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Should I accept my own answer on a discussion if no other answers were posted?

Around three months ago I posted the question Which required tag should be used with [tag:synonym-request]?, looking for feedback on what tags should be used in a synonym-request. I included my own ...
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Special status for questions with self-answers

I would like others' opinion on removing the up/down vote for the question on a question with a self-answer. We should leave the up/downvote for the answer though, and also automatically mark it as ...
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A list of topics well-suited for self-answered questions [duplicate]

The idea of self-answers seem to be slightly against the primary purpose of this site. This site doesn't want to accumulate the kind of junk other sites tend to (I think). Also, this site wants to ...
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Is it better to submit temporary fix/answer as an answer or edit it in the question

Is it reasonable to answer your own question with a temporary solution? I have a solution that kind of works, but it is lacking some "features". Or otherwise, put the solution in the question? If so, ...
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Is it a problem if a user posts “many” self answered questions?

So I am sure it is not malicious but figured I would bring it up anyways. I recently noticed a certain user having a large amount of self answered questions in their reputation. The answers themselves ...
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Does self-answering a question increase reputation? [duplicate]

Look at this user. He is answering only his own questions. My question is: Does this increase reputation?
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Is it acceptable to select your own answer to a question if similar answers exist? [closed]

This pertains to this RPG SE question. I have used a passage from the source book cited by another poster to answer the question in a different way, with a greater degree of concision. However, the ...
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Answering your own questions to create a reference

I’ve seen a few questions which I consider to be off to a bad start — how to do something which should have been done differently in the first place. For example, on Stack Overflow there are many ...
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Self-accept should not show up in reputation tab events

See screenshot. The event shows up with a green 0 in the left hand column. Probably it shouldn't show in this table at all, since it is not an event that can influence the reputation.
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Allow self-answered questions on iOS

Usually when submitting a question there's an "Answer your own question" checkbox. Is there a reason the self-answer option isn't available on the Stack Exchange app for iOS?
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How to ask a question when you want to answer yourself? [duplicate]

I have seen a few times that this website encourages asking questions for which you already have an answer and to post this answer also. I did exactly this on stack overflow providing the code for a ...
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Notification when you're able to accept your own answer

This is a feature request for exactly one (1) notification when: You've posted an answer to your own question before the 48-hour self-answer accept time limit, and You have not accepted any answers ...
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Does self-answers count towards the Fiery hat?

The description for Fiery is: post five answers that each get a score of at least 3 Does it include self-answers that get a score of at least 3?
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Why isn't there a self answer option on the app?

On mobile, it's very accessible and easy to use, but I have one problem. There is no self-answer option when posting a question so I have to pre-write it and copy/paste it over or doing on the mobile ...
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Improve the auto message for “This should be an edit to your question” From Review

Not a shower thought, but nearly : If you review a self-answer in the low-quality queue and select Recommend Deletion, you can find this option: This answer should be an edit to the question ...
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I posted an answer I now believe to be incorrect, if not bad. What to do?

I posted an answer to my own question on Stack Overflow, which after some additional work, I now believe to be incorrect, if not harmful. I know I can delete it, but a fairly large effort went into ...
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Is it bad to create large number of self-answered questions which are textbook problems?

I plan to post many answers I worked out from professor-assigned problems in Dummit & Foote, an algebra textbook. Many are difficult, and I am not sure whether I am correct; this is the reason I ...
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Is it OK to ask and answer a general question? [duplicate]

I was getting a certain error for a while. It took long reads and days to fix it. This error could have several causes, and I learned a few of them fixing mine. So, I was thinking about asking and ...
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Should the question of a Q&A have the same details as if it weren't a Q&A?

When I immediately answer my own question Q&A style, I'll sometimes move details that would normally go in the question part to the answer part. In this example the question doesn't mention that ...
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Finding self-answered questions

I have quite a few questions that I've answered myself - usually with extra commands to get to the conclusion required, in order to help other visitors. I'm trying to find one in particular on Super ...
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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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Is there a “Fastest Gun in the West” issue with self-answers?

After talking with a moderator on Gaming.SE, StrixVaria, regarding a question issue I have, I'm largely curious if there is an unspoken or somewhat hidden rule of not self-answering if you are high ...
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How can I ensure my self-answered question isn't too broad?

I am almost ready to post a question that I am self answering and I want to make sure that I do it perfectly the first time because of the amount of effort/research I put into the answer. It's a bit ...
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Allow accepting (self-)answers on historical-locked questions

Assume a (self-answered) question gets locked for historical significance. Because of this, the user who posted the question cannot (repeat: not) perform any of these actions: mark own question as ...
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Can I create a self-answered question and add my website as a reference? [duplicate]

I've some interesting Q&A posts about programming in my personal blog and I would like to post these questions (and the respective answers) on Stack Overflow, because a lot of people can be helped ...
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Has sorting changed to show answer by asker at the bottom?

I have noticed lately that the answer sorting/ordering method has changed where if the user answered their own question that it now appears at the bottom of the answers rather than at the top. I have ...
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Double Javascript Alert when ticking Community Wiki for self answer [duplicate]

I discovered this yesterday when i was making a Meta post on Anime and Manga.SE and i just did a test on Stack Overflow.SE's Meta and right here (after remembering i forgot to report it). In Chrome ...
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Is it OK to include my own library in my answer to my own question? [duplicate]

I wanted to do something in a programming language once. The only way to do it back then was pretty verbose, so I created an open source library to make it much easier. It's encouraged to answer ...
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Do self-answers count in the Hot Network Question formula?

Related: How do the “arbitrary hotness points” work on the new Stack Exchange home page? I'm new to the Hot Network Questions game (the site on which I am most active recently had it turned on), so I ...
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Is there a bug in the time delay between posting a self-answer and accepting it?

This is a follow-up of the update to the answer to this question. After that question, I thought everyone had to wait 2 days before accepting a self-answer. Yet today, as the answer says, I posted and ...
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“community wiki” checkbox in new question shows a dialog twice when self-answering

Ask a question; Click Answer your own question Check community wiki A dialog box Are you sure you want to make this post Community Wiki? will appear, Click OK or Cancel; The same dialog will ...
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Self answer and research effort [duplicate]

I recently wrote a self-answered question to help others who might have the same question I did. In the process of writing the question, I found that I had to essentially make it look like I had done ...
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Why do we not receive reputation by accepting a self-answer [duplicate]

Normally, when a user accepts an answer, he/she gets +2 reputation and the answerer gets +15 reputation. My question is why is this rule not applied to accepted self-answers? What is the logic ...