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I don't see anything wrong with doing this. We do encourage self-answered questions here. I've done it myself a few times. I don't see how you being a developer makes much of a difference in that policy. However, you should keep in mind a handful of caveats: Don't post a bunch of questions all at the same time. It's annoying when the front page is filled ...


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Please do share knowledge. This sort of information is totally on topic here. Having to learn it by watching videos probably works and certainly is entertaining, but doesn't scale well. I don't know if we host the kind of audience that can really help, but that is a chicken and egg problem rather than site policy. The kind of question seeding we frown ...


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There's absolutely nothing wrong with this, because there's absolutely nothing wrong with asking and answering your own question, and is actually encouraged by the Stack Exchange team. Maybe it's weird, but honestly writing up a question to an answer you already know is kind of weird (I know from experience), and the fact it's from the POV of an unknown ...


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Personally, even when I intend to answer my own question, I will do what you did and post the question first. I generally leave 15-60 minutes for the question to attract any other potential answers before re-evaluating if I need to post my own answer. The reason I do this, is to promote other people answering questions. Other people will potentially have ...


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A summary of the issue, since this seems to be confusing to people: Speaking specifically about the case where you already know the answer and are planning to answer before you ask the question, some people feel like you should go ahead and post the answer with the question using the little checkbox on the "ask a new question" page. This is not a ...


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Self-answered questions are encouraged and are directly integrated into all facets of the StackExchange network. There's no asterisk saying that developers are exempt from this. However, I'd like to offer a counterpoint that you have direct control over the development of your game. If you have to ask/answer a question on Arqade, perhaps that is a prime ...


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Self-answers are encouraged; you seem to have understood that point. What you seem to have missed is the point of most self-answered questions. The point of posting a self-answered question for many people is not to get an explanation for themselves. It's to get an explanation for other people who may well not know the topic. This point is actually served ...


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If a speedrunning question gets closed, it won't be because it's about speedrunning. Speed-runs are a part of gaming, and are therefore inherently on-topic. These questions will still need to be narrowly scoped, clear, and answerable, of course. Regardless of the topic, don't seed questions. Ask questions to which you need answers, or ask and answer your ...


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There is an option when you ask a question that says "Answer your own question, Q&A style!" This allows you to post an answer alongside your question when you ask it. This is encouraged if you already know the answer. This way, you can inform/help others. It shouldn't be seen as a method of "mining rep." It saves other users the time of asking the ...


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I agree with @Ash and the sentiment echoed by a lot of people both here and on the questions/answers themselves. However I feel I should give my understanding of the topic as it runs slightly tangential than this single self-answered question: 1. Self-answering is scrutinised closely Self answers can attract a bit more attention than normal, because they are ...


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Self answers are supported and encouraged. If its a problem others may have, there's nothing wrong with asking and answering instantly. So long as others feel it is useful, it will get up votes. That said, if you're answering with something pulled from elsewhere, you do have to attribute it. Not doing so is plagiarizing, and subject to summary deletion. We ...


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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 ...


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Yes, it is OK If people find the question and answer helpful they will up-vote and everybody wins. If the question is frivolous and/or poorly written, people like us will be there to down-vote and discourage further frivolity.


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I do understand your point of friction here! I've run into it from time to time myself. While this can be quite frustrating, there is a way around it, which antimo helpfully provided in the comments - unaccept (if accepted) and delete your answer and then delete the question. We do have flags for moderators when lots of content is deleted in a short period ...


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Personally i think it's totally fine. there are 3 situations in which ones posts an answers They are answering another person's question They are answering their own question after finding the answer themselves They are posting their own question and answering it with the first one it is very natural for someone to say "I heard of something called X, and ...


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This isn't really all that answerable, because it's a matter of personal opinion. In some cases, people might not realize how welcomed and encouraged you are to actually ask and self answer, so they might down vote because they don't think you are "allowed" to do it. Or maybe they know, but they don't think that the question is really warranted, or it's ...


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Sure! As long as you make sure both the question and answer would stand on their own (without relying on the other), it's totally acceptable, even encouraged. See: Etiquette of *immediately* answering one's own question


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From the "Can I answer my own question?" FAQ in the Help center You can also accept your own answer, but you must wait 48 hours to do so. After all, someone else may come along with an even better solution to your problem! So the reason you need to wait before self-accepting is to encourage others to post their own answers to your question.


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In addition to the explanations you've already received, here's something else to consider: Questions and answers are not just for the benefit of the original asker. They are for posterity. They are for people who show up later, with the same concern. These people don't know the answer to the question. In the case of a self-answer, especially one where the ...


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In a community wanting for growth, stomping out posts like this is unfortunate. Rolling back an edit which not only provided a googleable title but added to the informative nature of the post was misguided. The whole point of community editing is to improve posts by adding content and to me that edit was an improvement. If you as a user are going to call a ...


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