This is not rocket science, but I don't want to have to guide people step-by-step on doing things through chat boxes.

Is it alright if I create a question (if it hasn't been asked yet), and briefly after answer it so that I can simply link them to the question page for them to look at it, for example (not that some of them belongs on this site):

How do I send a trade offer on Steam?
How do I export a Word Document into a PDF?
How do I teleport a player in Minecraft?*

(Of course, the restrictions would be that I cannot mark an answer, unless someone else did it 24 hours after I post the answer).

But my point is: Should I not do it at all, mark at as the community wiki or simply just leave everything as is?

*Okay, a question like this shouldn't be asked at all, due to the fact it can be Googled and the answer can be conveyed through a single line of chat, but that's not the point.

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    It’s OK to Ask and Answer Your Own Questions. When you do, you are obviously helping someone else. Keep in mind, though, that the question has to remain on topic.
    – Nolonar
    Dec 25 '14 at 14:08
  • Yeah, but what's the conventions for it? Should I mark it as a community wiki or leave it as-is?
    – aytimothy
    Dec 25 '14 at 14:18

Yes, that's what this site is for.

As Nolornar pointed out, It’s OK to Ask and Answer Your Own Questions. And making a public resource to help other people is 100% what that's for.

As to marking it as a Community Wiki, you can do that if you want, but I'd suggest only using it when appropriate. It's fine to leave your Q and A as a non-community wiki and let the users of the site determine whether it's useful or not (that's largely what up/downvotes are for).

That said, there is still the requirement that your Q&A be on-topic, and if it isn't, we can't really help you.

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