5 votes

How high should the bar be for the OP answering his own question?

I disagree. The bar should be exactly as high as it is for everyone else. We're meant to be curating a corpus of high quality Q&A. If you let one class of user get away with low quality Q&A ...
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4 votes

If you must recommend a product in answers, what details are required?

First, like on most SE sites, asking for product recommendations is off-topic here, so giving a product recommendation as the core of your answer should be avoided. Naturally, naming a product or tool ...
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2 votes

If you must recommend a product in answers, what details are required?

Jeff's blog post provides good advice on this topic. Not just for questions, but also for answers. Let’s say the question asker provided all that information. Fat chance, I know, but let’s pretend ...
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1 vote

How high should the bar be for the OP answering his own question?

Honestly, um. Sometimes self-answers can be mock-worthy. I once parodied one to a friend as, "Q: How do I put on my underwear?" "A: Slit the crotch open with a razor blade and pull them over ...
1 vote

How high should the bar be for the OP answering his own question?

The approach I generally use is as follows: Will this question be useful to someone who I perceive as having the minimum amount of training for their job? (mistakes by those people pass this test) Is ...
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