0
$\begingroup$

Seeing this I though this thing was promoted, and for avoiding for the question becoming boring, I didn't answer it suddenly and waited and I did mentioned that I knew the answer, maybe it's just misunderstanding that I don't know the answer. Anyways, what's the state/condition regarding such things?

See this and this. I edited one to include answer in question, I just didn't edited other just because.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ related meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/15017/… $\endgroup$ – quid Mar 7 '15 at 16:46
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Most of the time, you should not post a question on math.SE if you already know the answer. That is something that the StackExchange corporation encourages on other StackExchange sites, but it has never been a significant part of this site. And, in particular, this is not a site for "puzzles" or "challenges". The following post actually has no question at all: math.stackexchange.com/questions/1176622/… - because "I have solved this" is not a question. A question would be something that you want to know that you don't know. $\endgroup$ – Carl Mummert Mar 8 '15 at 3:03
1
$\begingroup$

Self-answering a question means that you actually post an answer to your question, not that you had already solved the question in the past. Thus, your second link isn't a "self-answered question" by any measure.

Instead of editing the question to include an answer, it is best to post an answer to the question, and place a note in the question saying "this is a self-answered question." The note in the question reduces the likelihood that someone closes or downvotes by mistake.

$\endgroup$
1
$\begingroup$

Puzzle Questions are allowed in math.se ... But include the information in the original post that you know the answer!

HERE is an example of mine.

$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .