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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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Are speedrunning techniques and strategies on-topic here?

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 ...
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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 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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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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Are speedrunning techniques and strategies on-topic here?

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 ...
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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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Is it okay to purposely post a question and answer for the sole purpose of helping someone else?

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 ...
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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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What to do with a solid answer to a poor question?

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 ...
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