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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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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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Posting a question for the purpose of posting an answer

Recently, I have seen users posting questions and then posting answers themselves afterwards. Usually, I would not be concerned about this, as it is accepted - I've even ended up doing this once after ...
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Is self-answer considered as adding sufficient context?

FAQ lists including the OPs own work as one of the possibilities how to add context to questions. My question: If a question is posted together with an answer by the OP (or at least attempt to answer ...
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Is self answering own questions a frowned upon practice in math-stack exchange?

I recently posted this question with an answer to it as well. I got two immediate downvotes, I'm not quite sure what I did wrong as it was a feature in stack exchange to be able to answer one's own ...
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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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Can we post the Interesting problems with solutions we find over the internet to share with M.SE community?

Many times, while surfing the web, we come across various questions and their solutions in different math forums and discussion pages. Can we post them here, with the problem and its solution? Does ...
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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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Providing an answer for your own question

Usually when I post a question on Math SE, I like to provide the work that I have contributed to the problem. This is so that people don't think I am simply stating my question and assuming there will ...
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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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Answer to a closed question

I'm interested in the following question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/1851713/84976 and I'd like to provide an answer. The problem is that the question has been closed (maybe before the last ...
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Would having an area to publish non-questions be useful?

Would it be of value if the site would allow users to publish some of their non-question thoughts? For example, someone may stumble over a simple formula that think it is interesting to share. I guess ...
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Should I write and answer an interesting question that I couldn't found answered in the forum?

I had a question and couldn't find it properly answered in the forum, just little things little related that can help a little bit (I am not saying that it does not exist, just saying that I couldn't ...