Is it correct to answer my own question to share the information I knew about a place. Though Stack Overflow states this as correct, my questions have been blocked since I asked and answered them immediately. Why is it so?
answering your own question is perfectly valid, that's what the
is for. This has always been allowed on all SE sites, and was reinforced in 2012
Since Stack Overflow began, spontaneously sharing what you've learned by posting a question and immediately answering it has been allowed and even encouraged:
- if you have a question that you already know the answer to
- if you’d like to document it in public so others (including yourself) can find it later
- it is OK to ask, and answer, your own question on a relevant Stack Exchange site.
Providing the question and answer is on topic there is nothing to stop you doing this.
Asking a question, then going off to investigate, and finding a solution later which you then share is fine
Asking a made up question just to give a specific answer isn't generally approved of, but can be OK in certain situations
Asking a made up question to give a promotional answer is never allowed
(Thinking of a question when you're off-line, finding the answer later, then asking + answering here is normally fine, but make sure you really are sharing something useful from it, not just showing off or promoting something)
Remember - the site is about solving problems. Answers that don't solve real problems aren't right here. If you just want to share some general information about travel, try Wiki Voyage or your own blog!