34 votes
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Do people read other reviews for learning?

So as a mod I have access to some statistics on where traffic for our site comes from. A bit of this information can also be accessed by 25k users. Let's have a bit of a look at some of that data. ...
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16 votes
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Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

There's nothing wrong with self-answering a question. There isn't even anything wrong with accepting your own answer if you review your own code and provide new insight that others haven't. The ...
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15 votes

Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing bad with self-answering a question. There isn't even anything wrong with accepting your own answer if you review your own code with distinct points not stated in ...
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13 votes
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Self-answering questions without other answers

Either action could be acceptable. Keep in mind that there is a possibility of a race condition (another user writing a review while you are enhancing the question). Therefore, I suggest… Changes ...
10 votes
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Should I answer my own question with the improved code?

Looking at our iterative review meta post: Posting a self-answer If you want to show everyone how you improved your code, but don't want to ask another question, then post an answer to ...
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10 votes

Do people read other reviews for learning?

Yes: In fact, I am doing it right now. It is very useful to learn different viewpoints and ideas from other people.
9 votes

Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

In this scenario I think that specific user actually misunderstood site policies, See the screenshot below. If it really is a misunderstanding as he claims we should forgive him, If he follow site ...
5 votes

Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

In recent discussions about Low Quality answers in the Low Quality Queue it was said that a code dump is not a review, and therefore not an acceptable answer. By Mat's Mug Meaning that the ...
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3 votes

Moving elements of answer from question to already existing self-answer

I guess as long as the moving of the old elements of answer from the question to the self-answer won't invalidate the already given answer(s) it is ok. If the old elements are code and already ...
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3 votes
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Add a link as an answer to myself

It is fine to post external links with a description of the contents, but the description is important because sometimes external links become 404s, and the answer becomes useless if it didn't ...
2 votes

Add a link as an answer to myself

All answers should contain at least one insightful remark about the code. So if you propose to post an answer which only contains a link, a description/summary and a "this is relevant to understand ...
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2 votes
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Self-answering on Code Review?

In the specific case you linked, it should be altered to become a comprehensive review. That, or deleted. Sounds mean, but what we create here is reviews, not improved code. That the code improves as ...
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2 votes

Moving elements of answer from question to already existing self-answer

I think you should at the very least provide a complete set of code. Scrolling between various snippets is hard and can lead to answers pointing at new AND old code unintentionally. Aside from that, ...
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2 votes

Self-answering questions without other answers

Leave your question the way it is. You have a solution for it, so add that. If someone else is looking for a solution to a similar problem, they won't be able to get anything out of your question if ...
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