Two days ago I asked a question about some notation that I did not understand in a textbook. Yesterday I sat down for a while and slowly worked through the proof while trying out some of my 'best guesses' at what the notation meant, and I discovered that the guess that I had made in the original question was correct (everything worked out in the end!).
I self-answered and received several delete-votes.
In this situation, would the better response after figuring out my confusion to have been to delete my question? Or, what changes can I make to make my answer more acceptable for this site?
Note: This meta post asks about a very similar situation, but my question ended up being a rather simple yes/no: "is my guess correct?", and I am wondering in this particular case if my self-answer is (or could be made) useful, or if it is instead just adding clutter to the site.
I got the feedback from one user that
IMHO, your question is limited to yourself and not helpful (or maybe) for broader audience.
Update: The user first expanded on their one-line self-answer, but soon decided to delete the Question (and thus the Answer as well).