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Questions tagged [self-answer]

Questions also answered by the user asking, easily marked by the shaded user card attached to the answer.

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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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Can I post questions to fill in the gaps in a textbook I'm reading from?

I am currently reading Galois Theory on my own from Patrick Morandi's Field and Galois Theory. There are many statements in the textbook that I do not find to be obvious, which is to be expected from ...
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How should I share new understandings following an answered question

Suppose I've asked a question on this site, and one of the answers has been so helpful that not only did it answer the question, but has also helped me gain greater understanding and clarity as to: ...
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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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How to ask a question if I would like to answer it on my own?

According to an instruction in Help Center: Can I answer my own question? and an answer to a meta question Can I post a question and an answer just because I think it helps others?, answering one'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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Posting questions with the purpose of sharing thoroughly written proofs

I'm a second year physics and second year mathematics student, who does lots of self-studying. I'm mostly very strict about the rigour of the mathematics that I'm doing, and this means I can spend ...
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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 ...
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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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Why can't all people answer their own questions?

People should be able to submit an answer to their one question no matter their reputation. I just got an answer to a question of mine from someone I knew, but I can't submit my answer any way other ...
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Formulating the problem helps solving it -> self answer or delete question?

More than once it happened to me that I got stuck in a derivation. Formulating the question on MSE with nicely formatted TeX and describing step by step how far I got then helped me to get forward and ...
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What to do when I get no feedback on an answer to my own question?

I asked this question sometime ago and had no idea how to solve it. Later, I got a hint(the first answer there) and used it to reach a conclusion, which I then wrote in the comments. The person who ...
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Etiquette Question: OP answers based on the answers of others

If OP gets a very brief if not incomplete answer, and then adds their own answer which is a more complete version, who should be marked as Answering the Question. On one hand, the original answer ...
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Bounty on Question

I had asked a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange which I placed a bounty on and received no answers except my own answer. See link: $L(G)' \cap B \rtimes G = G^B$ if G ICC. If G is not ICC ...
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Is it the best to post an answer to my own question and accept it?

Recently I posted two answers to my own questions An integral of rational function with third power of cosine hyperbolic function A closed form for a triple integral with sines and cosines ...
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I figured out the answer to a question I set a bounty for. Should I post the answer, or give it some time for other people to answer?

I asked a question, got no response, placed a bounty of +100 and then while I was away I figured it out. When I came back to my computer, there was an answer, but it's not quite correct and as it ...
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Can I ask a question, of which I know an answer? [duplicate]

Can I ask a question, of which I know an answer ? Thanks.
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Should I answer my own question if no one else has and I know it's correct?

I posted 2 questions a week ago: 1) https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2094489/probability-of-defects-in-a-product-with-multiple-phases-of-product-quality-chec 2) https://math.stackexchange....
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Can attempts to answer own question be posted as community wiki answers?

Sometimes I write questions that are arguably too long, just trying to provide the context to understand what the question is. In these cases I am then hesitant to post my attempt at answering the ...
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I would like to post some “questions” which I have an answer for. [closed]

I've been working on probability problems and I'd like to share solutions. I thought of posting the question and answering it myself, but the last couple of times I've done it, it wasn't well received....
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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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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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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 ...
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Using stackexchange to post your own insights Q & A style

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 ...
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Should I mark my answer to my own question as community wiki and accept it?

I recently asked a soft question on MSE that garnered a variety of informative answers. After reading through the answers, as well as discovering some information from answers to other questions, I ...
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Deciding Whether to Self-Answer

I recently came across a geometrical curiosity when trying to answer a relatively elementary geometry question. It uses a method of construction and some basic algebra in a way that I had not ...
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What is the protocol for telling others you have found your mistake in your working?

I sometimes ask a question which is a problem that I can't solve because I have made a calculative error. Often, all it takes is for someone to point out the small error I have made (or for me to ...
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Should I post my attempt as an answer or include it in the question

As a student, I find this site to be really useful when I need help with an assignment or a concept I can't understand completely. I can often find what I need in some of the existing questions, but ...
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Users using Math Stack Exchange as a de facto blog

There is a user who shall go unnamed (though many can probably guess who it is) that repeatedly posts questions and then answers the questions immediately after posting. This is not per se against the ...
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Are there reputation or frequency thresholds for “warning” messages?

Here is a question I posted not long ago. It wasn't particularly well-received (-1), but I finally got around to working out the problem some more and decided to post my answer in case anyone else ...
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Closed as off-topic after asking and answering own question

I came across a question by a new user where he had asked a question and answered it himself right away (since he had read the guidelines that says that this is encouraged). The question which was a ...
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Should I post an answer to my question which doesn't answer the specific question, but is relevant and helpful?

Several months ago, I asked a question about whether or not a certain operation was used in mathematics. I then went on to explain this operation in some amount of detail. I recently decided to come ...
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What is SE etiquette when answering your own question?

I recently asked a question about trigonometric functions. One of the comments did a nice job summarizing what I ended up deciding was the answer. But it wasn't complete and I supplemented it with ...
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Should we encourage proof verification questions to turn into self answered questions?

I am wondering about if it is generally good practice to encourage someone posting about verifying their own proof to instead format their post as a question where they also post an answer? I ...
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Self-answering a “suggested” question on comments?

Thinking about what happened to me yesterday while answering a question, I was wondering whether the following would be considered acceptable for MsE policy or not. Suppose that user A (the OP) asks ...
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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 not allowed to answer ones own question?

I recently posted this question, Length of median extended to the circumcircle . Since there is an option to give an answer of, along with question, saying - share your knowledge, Q&A-style, and a ...
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Self-answered questions and tag-wikis

I recently got the urge to update the tag-wiki for finite fields. Basically because I wanted to add that second warning there with a view of trying to prevent further confusion about the unfortunate (...
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Self answered questions as examples

At times, my learning parters at the university have a hard time solving certain problems. Is it legitimate to post a self answered question, to help them, and at the same time, help others with an ...
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Large number of self-answered questions permissible?

I have some free time over the next month, and I was thinking of reviewing some material on Hilbert spaces and eventually learning about the associated spectral theory. (I never got to this when I ...
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Accepting a late and partial self-answer when a full answer was never further discussed

Right now I am feeling slightly angry about this: A two-part question was posted and an answer to both parts added withoin less than an hour. Nothing happened for three weeks (no comments or request ...
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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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Recently rolled out SE Encyclopedia feature.

In the recent blog post, stackexchange announced a new feature that would allow to post question and answer at the same time. I just used this to document my solution to a problem I happened to ...
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Policy on accepting my own answer

This question of mine didn't get much attention, but from a comment I was able to get an answer, which I posted after I checked it. I know that answering one's own questions is ok, but I'm wondering ...