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Ambit of Acceptable Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Questions whose answers are known to the OP Is it acceptable for a poster to post questions to which (s)he knows the answer, with the idea of sharing interesting problems with ...
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Is answering own question okay?

As the following link shows, I thought "publishing" a mathematical idea in a form of Q&A is being encouraged in this site. Since Stack Overflow launched, we've been trying to explain that it's ...
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Using Math.SE as a tool for my lecture/exercise

I am giving a lecture in a mathematical subject and in the exercise it turned out that many students had a big problem solving one particular homework. Since the calculation is longer and we have ...
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4answers
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Is math puzzle “on-topic” or “off-topic”?

Can I ask questions that serve as puzzles? I.e. I already know the answers but post the questions anyway to see if other people can solve the puzzles?
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3answers
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Posting questions you already know how to answer

I sometimes post questions I already know how to answer for the purpose of sharing an interesting problem with the community. Some are well received. Some are not (this last question currently has two ...
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2answers
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Views on asking and answering questions solely to make results available on stack exchange.

How would people view a single user asking or stating minor results or exercises and providing an answer for the sole sake of making the result available on stack exchange? Is this in the spirit of ...
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3answers
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Asking questions to add to the general knowledge pool

Recently, I've seen a few examples of users asking questions and answering their own questions as a way of adding to the question pool here on MSE. The most recent example I've seen of this is the ...
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1answer
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Can I post a question and an answer just because I think it helps others?

My Question is as it is in the title.. Can I just post (I did not say ask) a question and answer (I am not asking for proofreading) just because I understand the question properly and I know the ...
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Is it OK to post a question you already know the answer with the only purpose to answer it by yourself?

Today someone has posted a question, and after less than 30 minutes he also posted an answer to his own question. I've flagged the mods and they declined my flag. If I remember well, in the past, ...
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1answer
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Asking questions whose answers are clearly known to the OP

What is the Math.SE take on questions like Perfect set without rationals, whose answer, judging from the comment, is known to the OP?
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2answers
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Posting a question that was solved before being post.

I wanted to submit a question on MSE, but just as I was about to click the Post Your Question button, I realized I could solve that problem in a way I had never thought of before. That question is a ...
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1answer
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Answering own question “ahead of time”.

A quick search reveals that this hasn't really been answered before, so...I have this problem that I came up with and solved offsite. However, I still want to post the problem as a question and then ...
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1answer
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should you ask questions with the intention of answering it yourself [duplicate]

Is this frowned up on/discouraged? The reason I ask is that I might do this so that I can use the question link somewhere else where I cannot type latex.
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About publishing proofs and math tricks

Can we publish interesting proofs and math tricks on math.stackexchange which we know? How do we do it. How to do it correctly? How to stop it from getting downvotes based on it ...
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1answer
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In what situation would one answer their own question?

Besides the trivial case where you later find the answer by yourself, when would one answer their own question? For example, if I found a cool trick while going through some math contests, could I ...