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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.

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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. – Brian Mallett 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 Feb 3 '16 at 22:04
  • Agreed. Thanks again. – Brian Mallett Feb 3 '16 at 22:05

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