If you have an issue with a particular function or can't find a solution and eventually come up with a solution and think it may be helpful to other users, is it okay to post the problem and reply the solution or provide the solution all in the same post?

I just ask because I have run into situations in which I struggled on something and finally came up with a solution. When I presented that solution, other developers thought it was helpful. I know I have run into some from the other side as well.


You are definitely encouraged to answer your own questions, and even to post the question and immediately follow up by posting the answer Q&A style. But definitely post the answer as an answer (rather than part of the question).

There are already quite a few questions on the site where the asker answered their own question. I'm sure others will find it helpful.

For more see Can I answer my own question? in the help center.

  • Thanks Alex. I know that happens, but some of the SE segments frown on it. I just wanted to check. Feb 3 '16 at 22:03
  • Strange. I've never seen it frowned upon (though I do not doubt you). And it's officially encouraged and might help someone else so I say go for it!
    – Alex Kendrick Mod
    Feb 3 '16 at 22:04
  • Agreed. Thanks again. Feb 3 '16 at 22:05

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