Questions tagged [self-answer]

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Allow authors to self-answer their own protected questions even if they don't have enough reputation

I'm asking this question because of Can't answer protected question despite meeting reputation requirement: For the purposes of your reputation "on this site", Stack Exchange has ...
Meta Andrew T.'s user avatar
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Support saving self-answered questions as drafts

Drafts of unsubmitted questions and answers on Stack Exchange are automatically saved every 45 seconds. However, saved drafts don't support self-answered questions. This means if you leave the ask ...
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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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Convert an edit to an answer

Proposal: Moderators should be able to convert edits to a question by the OP into an answer. Moderators have a (rather handy) tool to convert "answers" that are really clarifications from the OP into ...
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Can we move the "Answer your own question"

Above the button that says "Post Your Question" when asking a question. I feel this looks a bit odd: As the action of "Post Your Question" would actually take you away from this page. I would ...
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New tab for the /review : Self-Answer

From what I have seen so far self-answer are often thank you message or question asked toward an answer (should be a comment). I think it would be nice to have an other tab in the /review section to ...
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A notification when the self-answer (being the only answer) can be accepted

Sometimes one finds the answer to a question while asking it or briefly afterwards, and after having posted it there's not much of a reason for others to more or less just repeat the answer. The 48h ...
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Instant self-answers are ordered inconsistently

When the "Answer your own question" checkbox is used to provide an instant self-answer, the self-answer has the same creation timestamp as the question, and its ID number is 1 more than the ...
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How to encourage users to self-answer rather than delete?

Is there a way to encourage users to answer their questions if they've found an answer, rather than deleting the question. For instance, its owner deleted this question: Buffered I/O in Chicken ...
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"0" in reputation history when accepting a self-answer with an upvote on the same day

When accepting a self-answer, this usually causes a blank entry in your reputation history (see the bottom circle below). However, when that happens on a day when you also get an upvote on that answer,...
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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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The self answer box disappears if submission validation fails

This is probably a pretty corner-y corner case, but trying to submit a question with a self answer behaves kind of badly if the post fails validation. I noticed it when I accidentally left off a ...
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Are there statistics as to how the instant self-answer is being used?

A while ago the instant self-answer option was implemented, with the rationale that it would make the "blog" part of the mission statement diagram more...existant. Is there any data about how this ...
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The "You can accept your own answer in <period>" alert is missing a period․

When trying to accept your own answer too early, you get an alert like You can accept your own answer in 11 hours According to the Stacks design guidelines, it is missing a period; it's a full ...
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"Answer your own question" toggle stops working after ticking the checkbox consecutively

In some case, the "Answer your own question" is unchecked, but the answer box is present. This happens when clicking a few times on "Answer your own question". Demo: I didn't ...
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Can't post question, error message not showing

I selected answer my own quesiton, and then after filing out subject, question, and answer, tried to post got an error about missing tag. I added a tag and then tried to post again, and the page ...
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Self-deleted questions display as deleted in an audit

This First Posts review audit is of the answer of a self-answered question, where the question was deleted by the original author. It's really obvious that the question has been deleted and ...
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Is it considered bad practice to create and accept a summary answer when a subjective split leads to two or more acceptable answers?

Over on http://english.stackexchange.com, I created a question that contained unintentionally polarizing subjectivity. Because of this, I am now faced with the possibility of siding with a single ...
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Misleading review audit

I just failed this answer audit, and I found out that it was a user posting an answer to their own question. The answer showed the code for the progress that they had made so far (the problem had not ...
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How can one see the percentage of one's answers that were posted on one's own questions, network-wide?

Is there a way to see the percentage of one's answers that were posted on one's own questions, network-wide?
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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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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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How to remedy this situation, user self answers then deletes answer

A newish (2 months) user asked a question. It was answerable it seemed, even garnished an upvote from a viewer. Here is the question: Trigger Similar JQuery element on different span element About ...
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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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How to share knowledge that isn't an answer to a question?

To clarify: this question is about posting on meta sites. To share knowledge, it is recommended to post instant self answer. However, what do you do if the knowledge isn't an obvious answer to a ...
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Asking to self-answer a more or less common problem

I have problem abc, with language ghi and system jkl, which has its own forums at www.thereisaforumhere.com/nottherealsite. Although it isn't a large part of Stack Overflow and questions asked here, ...
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Self answer adds orange backing to Answer not Question

After clicking self answer, it shows this: I think it should not highlight anything, it should be the top of the page. It would make much more sense.
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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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Don't say "Comment if you're trying to respond to an answer." when there's no answer, after clicking on "answer your question"

Don't say "Comment if you're trying to respond to an answer." when there's no answer, after clicking on "answer your question": I think if we remove information that doesn't apply ...
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