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Questions tagged [self-answer]

relating to the process of asking a question and answering it yourself - either immediately via the 'Ask Question' page or from finding out the answer yourself later.

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Would it be acceptable to post and self-answer questions about a game I developed?

Supposed I am the developer of a newly released game. Would it be acceptable if I post and self-answer a couple of questions about my own game? Assume of course that: They are questions a player ...
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Is there a bias against self-answered questions?

I recently posted and self-answered the question How do I unlock all the characters/stages in Super Smash Bros. 64?. After the question was received negatively, I received a comment which touched on a ...
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Is it OK to self-answer with an answer completely copied from another source?

This question was published and self-answered with a copy & paste from this source. I honestly find that kind of actions a bit sad as you are just mining rep and contributing nothing but, is this ...
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Is it OK to mine reputation by asking about something new and answering it instantly?

Imagine a game had just an update. Some dedicated discussion server does the research and publishes the hidden and/or not so obvious changes included in that update, e.g. drop rate of XY. Is it then ...
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Is it ok to ask a question from the POV of an unknowing person, when self-answering moments later?

I noticed this behavior from a specific person already multiple times. While I fully understand that it is a good thing to provide interesting questions even if you know the answer, I feel kind of ...
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Why do I have to wait two days to accept my own answer?

So I posted a question and then answered it(On normal Arqade) But when I hit the check mark it says "You can not accept your answer for 2 days" Why is this? I also searched the normal Arqade and the ...
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What to do with a solid answer to a poor question?

I saw a question from a new user. It was pretty poor and looked unclear what he wanted. But I put myself in his shoes, and to me it seemed apparent. So I wrote up an answer. A few minutes later the ...
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Is it okay to purposely post a question and answer for the sole purpose of helping someone else? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Can I answer my own question? [duplicate]

I wanted to ask a question so that I can answer it. I want to do this to help out people with the same question or issue, saving them the trouble of writing a question. Is this an acceptable thing to ...
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Preview and answer your own question problems

I'm using Safari to view the site on my Mac. (Please withhold all Mac vs. Win vs. Linux commentary!) And, when private browsing is turned on, I cannot see a preview of my posts. Additionally, when ...
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Why is immediate self-answering preferred?

I noticed this comment and am not sure I understand the logic behind it. In the future, if you intend to answer your own question, please write up the answer beforehand. When asking the question, ...
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Will there continue to be 48-hour accept timer for self answered questions?

With the recent change that you can ask and answer at the same time, I'm curious if that will effect the 48-hour delay in accepting your own answer as correct. Will it be eliminated? Shortened? ...
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Won't “Answer your own question” just encourage people to game the system?

It's bad enough when folks zerg rush the site with sockpuppets during contests or major launches. But now we're directly encouraging folks to rep-whore?!! What possible good can come of this?!!!
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Using the site to create “game guides” and “trophy guides”?

Obviously I'm not talking about about posting an entire game guide into one question, that would be way too broad for a question. I'm talking about just general tasks in games that you find semi-...
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FYI - Self promotion

May I promote products I am affiliated with here? The community generally frowns on overt self-promotion and tends to vote it down and flag it as spam, so be careful. Post good, relevant answers, ...
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Etiquette of *immediately* answering one's own question

There are a lot of meta-discussions, here and on meta.stackoverflow, that all agree that self-answers are okay but it is encouraged to wait a bit, to give others a chance to answer. However, let's ...