On one of my posts, where I posted an answer at the same time that I asked a question, I got several negative votes for someone telling me not to use the site for my personal notes.

It was a sort of post where I had something that confused me yesterday, which no longer confused me.

I would be surprised though, if it were against stackexchange policy, to use the site the way I was - on every question there is a prompt saying " share your knowledge Q&A style".

An answer to Answering your own question says "do not omit important information from a question", which is something that I tend to do when making my own notes. Thus it is probably impolite to use stackexchange in this way.

My question is whether this behavior could get me suspended - If not I plan to make many more posts of this type. I find it very useful to note down in a place that I can access anywhere, what was confusing me because I will tend to forget a month later what was confusing me.

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    $\begingroup$ If your point is to use MSE to make a compendium of notes (as your last sentence seems to indicate), then I'd expect that will get a fairly poor reception; regardless of what the FAQ / meta say, the practice seems to be that there is a very high threshold that self-answered questions must meet in order to have a good response. This won't get you suspended without some egregious wrong-doing, but could get you downvotes. $\endgroup$
    – user296602
    May 30, 2016 at 3:38
  • $\begingroup$ The already linked (maybe due to earlier deleted comments? the following is the first posting of it that appears) question meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/23348/… is very similar and the same answers apply. $\endgroup$
    – zyx
    Jun 2, 2016 at 4:51
  • $\begingroup$ I also interpreted the "share your knowledge Q&A style" as the OP did. $\endgroup$
    – Mason
    May 3, 2018 at 1:20


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