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In the order given, I think that should be OK – and fully within the rules: At the time you asked there was no solution, nobody gave you one, so you worked it out for yourself and then answered your own question. And it's even open source, so I'd say that's great! What would be not OK IMHO is to ask a question giving the specs for software you already wrote ...


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I think every SE site should allow users to post answers to their own questions, including SR. However, consider the following: The question itself should be a good, topical question, irrespective of the answer. Cover the answer over or pretend it doesn't exist. Would you allow that question to be on this site if you were a mod? If the answer is clearly "...


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I would say it's perfectly okay to self-answer your own question - of course, you will be held to a slightly higher standard by the community. I would say you should steer clear of: Self-answering with your own product Unilaterally declaring that this product is the best solution If you do self-answer with your own product, make sure that you declare your ...


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No problem go ahead if you want to possibly conflicty: Are you only using SoftwareRecs to advertise? If yes that is questionable. Is it Open-Source? If yes that decreases questionability. If paid software it gets really sounding like advertising. Basically if you use SR for other purposes and you won't be getting monetary benefits it is probably okay, ...


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This could be as starter but important points when crafting your question/answer: Be fair Don't write requirements you don't need just so your software fits better. Write what you need in a way it doesn't force a piece of software and allows everyone to chime in. Be honest This apply to the previous point. Write exactly what you are looking for in the ...


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Please do continue to answer your own questions! Only a small minority will bitch around (FYI Browser extension to hide all the activities of a given user on Stack Exchange, also DeerHunter didn't seem to question the self Q&A but some people do), however most people will benefit from it. I had the same issue with Quora, that was my answer: Here are ...


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It has the official seal of approval 1 and 4 are definitely absolutely ok - Ask a question as a question, self answer as an answer, and self select as an answer once you can. 2 and 3 you need to be careful about - remember to disclose appropriately, and to ensure your sole purpose here is not just to promote your software. Don't make your answer look like ...


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In the order QUESTION->BUILD->ANSWER it is perfectly OK, and actually a great thing to do, even if it is not open source. In the order BUILD->QUESTION->ANSWER, I would say it is OK if the software is open source, because open source projects can be forked by anyone, so they are never really yours in the first place. They fit in this site's spirit of sharing ...


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Sure you can, you are even encouraged to – see Can I answer my own question? in our help system. About open-source vs. proprietary: it should of course be open-source … if the question requires that (honestly, FOSS is always a good idea). But then, as it is your own question, you are the one specifying the requirements. The answer should match those. As you ...


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(see also: What are the rules for self-answering your question?). Personally I have nothing against self-answering - and in many cases it can be very beneficial - but I'll generally set my standard bar a bit higher. Definitely if I see a lot of self-answering by one user I'll look a bit closer to be sure it isn't advertising. So to answer your specific ...


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SE's main overriding philisophy is "vote for the post, not the user". As such, the guideline to self-answering is very simple: produce a high-quality answer; the same way as you would have if it was someone else's question. The only caveats are: Make sure you don't phrase the question in way that people could perceive as spamming/self-advertisement setup....


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In my opinion on software recommendations site would be better to formulate questions differently in order to just avoid self answering. I do understand the logic behind SE type of sites but I can't see it useful here. Premise of good question should be clear explanation of tasks or actions one needs to accomplish. For example: I am looking for a ...


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