Can we ask questions and answer them, if we believe that other people may refer to them in the future?

Is it ethical to do this to get better reputation in this community?

  • $\begingroup$ meta.stackexchange.com/questions/350585/… $\endgroup$
    – Stephen Rauch Mod
    Oct 26, 2020 at 13:00
  • $\begingroup$ @StephenRauch from what i understood from your link is that we can do that but not in spammy way, and experts have a big margin in this practice, right? $\endgroup$
    – MXK
    Oct 26, 2020 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ Self answers are allowed, but are often of poor quality. Site Experts are more likely to understand what makes a high quality question and/or answer. $\endgroup$
    – Stephen Rauch Mod
    Oct 26, 2020 at 13:29
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    $\begingroup$ There is a dedicated section in the help center, Can I answer my own question? Did you check it? $\endgroup$
    – desertnaut
    Oct 28, 2020 at 11:06
  • $\begingroup$ Although infrequent, there does exist an award for such action (implying that it is sanctioned by the site). However, as others have mentioned, this behavior is likely highly discouraged as higher quality answers may likely be given by others (although not always!) $\endgroup$
    – Ethan
    Oct 29, 2020 at 19:51
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you @ethan. $\endgroup$
    – MXK
    Oct 29, 2020 at 20:19


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