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Best practices for moderating self-answered post that actually were not a question

They're encouraged; don't look down upon them, question them, or discourage them. If the question is in question format, it works. It's a way to share knowledge in the Q&A format. See Can I answer ...
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Best practices for moderating self-answered post that actually were not a question

No different than any other self-answered question, which is no different than any other question. When asking a question, there's even a checkbox beneath the textarea to self-answer, so that the ...
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Can the answer of a Q&A be auto-accepted when both are posted at the same time?

I see no reason for this. You finding your answer doesn't mean that no one can come up with a better one or explain it better than you can. While accepting doesn't prevent people from answering ...
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Is it advantageous to a beta site to postpone or abstain from answering your own question?

Would your answer add anything to the answer they provided? If so, then writing an answer is not only appropriate, but appreciable. There was never a limit to the number of answers, and there shouldn'...
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Migrate question from chat to Stack Overflow / Programmers?

Sure, create a question (and answer) from the chat discussion. Absolutely no reason not to - it has the added benefit of not having to trawl through chat and see the whole discussion - just a ...
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Why are self-answers to Q&A style questions only allowed to be accepted after 2 days?

This is done to avoid the situation where the first answer to come in gets accepted immediately. If this is not done, many askers will not wait for more answers to come in and simply mark the first (...
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