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Are self-answer questions still allowed?

Shortly put I had a mechanics question about infinity-rpg regarding the stealth system that was not immediately clear. I figured out the solution eventually within the book, but thought it might make ...
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Can I ask self-answered questions about obscure games?

I play an obscure game that has very little Web presence. Over the years, the group that I play with has struggled through many questions about rules, implementation, DMing, etc. for this game. Can ...
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Is there a way to let someone else decide which answer to accept? How should accepting self-answers be handled?

I have a question that I asked about two years ago. It got two answers, one of which was my own. The other was also helpful (and got an upvote from me). Since then I have been occasionally researching ...
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Etiquette for revisiting an old question

I asked a question a while back about quasi-liches and got a few responses and even selected a suitable answer. But now I have found a newly published answer to the question. How should I go about ...
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Would it be considered bad etiquette to self-answer a question summarizing points from other answers and comments?

So I asked this question about a week back and I've received two answers at the current time of posting. I disagree with with David's answer but asking for clarification and further information in ...
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Should I edit the outcome into the question, or answer my own question?

As far as I know, it is okay to answer your own questions. It is also recommended to show your progress with a question, and this is easily accomplished by editing the question itself and ...
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Question for others as opposed to me [duplicate]

Can I ask a question if I know the answer but I think it may be useful for future viewers? Essentially, I had a question that detailed research revealed the answer to but I could see other people ...
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If you disagree with the answers to your question, should you post an opposing answer?

I answered this question. The OP clearly disagrees with my answer (or maybe just wishes the answer were different). I've encouraged him to post an opposing answer if he disagrees, but he seems to ...
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Answering own questions

A while ago, I asked “It is reasonable to ask a question that you don’t actually need answer to?” (here) and the response was negative: no, you shouldn’t ask a question unless you have it as a real ...
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What should I consider before posting a question and answer it myself

Since Stackexchange encourages to answer your own question, and this other meta post seems to acknowledge this, how do I know if there's a real need for this question to be on SE ? Context : Playing ...
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How to share what actually happened, after what I asked about is resolved? [duplicate]

So, let's say I ask a question about some actual issue. And I get answers, and maybe already accept one of them. Then the situation gets resolved whatever way in reality. How should I tell what ...
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Can something be done when OP does not agree with an upvoted answer?

A few weeks back, this yes-or-no question got asked and answered by the OP, with the answer YES. I eventually replied NO and my reasoning, and the community votes pended towards my answer. The OP has ...
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Is it appropriate to post a question to illustrate the Chronicles of Darkness combat system?

As some people have noted, there are not a lot of published examples of round-by-round combat worked out in the CoD system for many splats. I would like to post a question along the lines of "what is ...
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Should I post self-answered questions, for rules I clarify for my players?

My Players often come to me and ask: "How does this ability work?" "This example contradicts the text, which is correct?" "How do these abilities interact?" Generally I ...
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How can I share research data?

Ever since starting to build characters, I have struggled with trying to understand weapon damage and the merits of modifiers. After someone suggested that a 1d6 weapon with duelling hit stronger than ...
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My solution derives from several answers and comments, what to do?

I asked this question which, having read answers and comments, Should have been a very different question. Probably should have been flagged as opinion based =] I've accepted the answer from Carcer ...
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What's wrong with this answer?

Here is a question I asked a couple of months ago — Is "a special melee attack" an actual game term? Most upvoted answers agreed that there was no game term "special melee attack", ...
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