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About mentioning a product you make, sell or are otherwise involved with. You may mention such products, but you MUST disclose your affiliation.

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Say I posted a question some time ago and ended up writing the solution myself, can I add it?

Say I have asked a question on the site before, but I either received no or no satisfactory answers. Then, after too much waiting, I decide to write my own solution. Is it okay to add that solution ...
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Are self-written applications welcomed here?

How well does this community receive answers which basically suggest a program that was created by the answerer solely for the poster's requirements? I'm toying with the idea of increasing my skill-...
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Are there any guidelines for answering with your own software?

Somebody asked a question which seems to be solved with a software I authored¹. Is there anything special I have to consider when posting an answer about this that goes beyond the general SE standards?...
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Should we have higher standards for what consitutes appropriate disclosure than the rest of the network?

In response to this answer question I commented that: When you work for the company that makes the product, it is normal practice to explicitly include a disclosure at the beginning or the end of ...
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Acceptable to ask → build → self-answer a question for open source?

OK. This already has been somewhat covered in Should we be transparent when recommending our own software? and What are the rules for self-answering your question?, but there's a possible exception ...
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Clarification of level of personal involvement in a software project

I understand, and completely agree, that personal involvement in a software project which you are recommending should be disclosed while answering a question. What I am unsure of is whether you need ...
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What are the rules for self-answering your question?

On SE sites, it's encouraged to self-answer your question. But on Software Recommendations, an answer to your own answer will probably look like spam. So, is it allowed to post an answer to your own ...
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