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Why can I not answer my own question - is this a bug?

Back in July of last year I asked this question. I have an answer I would like to give, but I am not allowed to. At the base of the page, it says: Highly active question. Earn 10 reputation in ...
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Should you ask/answer your own questions to make a public KB?

I wonder if it's in the spirit of the site, or if my questions will get down-voted to oblivion, were I to answer my own question as I post it. My intent is to build some sort of public KB; stuff which ...
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Can a Q&A be too minor?

I tried a bit and finally found out how to set the + and - key for zoom in Notepad++ with a German keyboard layout*. I thought about writing my first Q&A here, but it might be a too small question ...
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Is my answer so improbable or too low quality?

I asked a question and it was answered. However, I figured out that the origin was completely different and the circumstances will be hard to figure out, so I answered my own question, describing the ...
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What should I do if I find my own solution to my problem?

I have a problem that many seems to have. I found a solution. However, another solution is more informative and I wouldn't be able to find my solution if not because of it. Wi-Fi not connecting This ...
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I want to ask a too broad question and answer it with a tutorial I wrote myself. What will the be the community's reaction?

We were asked to set up a LAMP server on an unused desktop PC a week ago. I am a complete newbie regarding this matter. The only experience I had was that I was slightly familiar with vi and the ...
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Protecting or marking self answered questions to avoid "lack of research" downvotes

I recently had a small problem to solve, googled and found a solution. Since the question was out of Stack websites, I thought I would post it already with an answer, and so I did it: Replace any ...
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Answering your bounty question

I have an open bounty question (qtcreator can't find qt) and solved the problem. In those cases you answer your own question but mine has open bounty, what will happen to the bounty? I don't ...
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Should I post an answer that isn't a perfect fit?

If I have an answer to a question that would help some people with the same question, but not the OP, should I post it? Case in point: This doesn't help the OP, ...
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What is the etiquette surrounding Asking and Answering Your Own Questions

I Feel I now need to pre-face this question given the start of every answer, I love the idea of answering ones own question and sharing knowledge it's a good system and I feel it benefits the ...
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Does my question and its answer (given by me) deserve downvotes

Today I asked a question Later on I found the answer & I posted the answer it ...
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When to self-answer, when to blog?

TL;DR What is the difference between the criteria for self-answered questions and blog post? I have a number of topics I'd like to write about, but I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should ...
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"Answer your own question"? Surely you jest! What next, "fix my own plumbing"?

I went to post a question on installing Windows 8 on my ARM-based tablet, only to find myself confronted by this presumptuous checkbox: If I knew the answer, I wouldn't be asking! What reason is ...
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Why can't I award the bounty to my own answer

I answered my own question, why can’t I award the bounty to my answer or do something to prevent it from being half-awarded to the top-voted answer?
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Why was my answer to my own question deleted?

I posted a question about using the PowerShell rm command. Then, I posted an answer, after making it clear I was also soliciting competing better answers. My understanding is this fits with the ...