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

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 ...
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Is it ok to ask a question from the POV of an unknowing person, when self-answering moments later?

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

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 ...
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Is it ok to ask a question from the POV of an unknowing person, when self-answering moments later?

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 ...
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Is it OK to mine reputation by asking about something new and answering it instantly?

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 ...
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Is there a bias against self-answered questions?

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 ...
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Ability to delete a question that you asked and self-answered

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 - ...
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Is it OK to self-answer with an answer completely copied from another source?

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 ...
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Is it OK to mine reputation by asking about something new and answering it instantly?

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 ...
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Is it ok to ask a question from the POV of an unknowing person, when self-answering moments later?

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 ...
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What should I do when I have found an answer to my XY-problem?

In this instance, I'd just ask a new question. Editing your other questions doesn't make sense in this case, since they already have answers. For the general case, I'd still lean towards a new ...
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Why is this question being downvoted heavily?

You are not currently answer banned, and while I don't know the exact formula for an answer ban, a skim of your answers list leads me to believe that you are not actually at risk of an answer ban, so ...
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Why do I have to wait two days to accept my own answer?

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 ...
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Is it ok to ask a question from the POV of an unknowing person, when self-answering moments later?

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 ...
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