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For questions about the practice of answering one's own question: rules, etiquette, suggestions, and so on.

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Can I award myself a bounty?

On this site you can bounty a question in order to receive more attention. Then the OP can choose who deserves to receive the bounty. You can also answer a question you asked yourself, which, in some ...
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Can we self-answer our questions if no one answers? Should we? [duplicate]

I know that self-answering is generally encouraged on SE. However, I thought Puzzling.SE might be a bit of an exception; by and large (although not always) askers already know the answer. So can we ...
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How long should I wait before providing the answer to my riddle?

I'm unsure of the protocol to follow here, do I just keep providing hints? I feel like I'm reaching the threshold before I just give it away. Since this is a puzzling site, it seems like I shouldn't ...
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When should I answer my own puzzle? [duplicate]

I was going to ask if I should ever answer my own puzzles, but conveniently there was already such a question. So now my question becomes: When would it be wise to answer your own puzzle? As in, how ...
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Unanswered puzzle - leave, self-answer or write a postmortem?

So almost 8 months ago I wrote a decently popular riddle. It enjoyed some pretty decent activity, garnered enough upvotes to be instrumental in me getting out of Low-Rep Hell. However, it is still ...
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Sharing and rewarding what went into making a good puzzle

I'd like to put forth an idea which I think could simultaneously address two heavily discussed topics on Puzzling.SE:- Adding more content about puzzle creation itself (in addition to being a ...
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Providing solutions to one's own puzzles

The community is in the process of deciding which questions of the form "Here's a puzzle" should be on-topic, particularly when the poster knows the answer (see, e.g., here and here). I'm not taking a ...
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Is it fair to partake in my own challenge question?

I recently posted a challenge question. (Refer link below) The Survivors of Dictionaria The idea for this question came to me when I was driving one day and happened to notice that the car behind me ...
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My puzzle was answered credibly: correctly but not as intended

I posted a puzzle for answerers to solve, about finding a pattern across several lists of words. My effort to remove patterns other than the one I used to construct the lists apparently wasn't ...
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How is a day 30 hours?

I had posted a rebus puzzle and users solved it. After all of them were solved, I posted a CW answer with all the answers of the puzzle. I tried to accept my answer after I posted it and a popup came ...
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Posting a multi-part series on how to solve a puzzle?

So, as an example, let's take the Rubik's Cube (since it's been getting popular since that question Emrakul posted about 4x4 positions not appearing on a 3x3) which obviously should not be used, as ...