Coming from SO, and majoring in quantitative finance, I have spent the past day reading through some of the awesome questions/answers in this community. I feel as though there are a couple canonical questions however that, while directly relating to quants, have yet to be asked or canonically addressed on the site. I know that on SO or MSE for instance, self-answered questions can be encouraged if they provide value, so I was wondering if the younger community here has any admonitions against them (should they be great questions/answers, of course).


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I think there is no restriction about self-answering.

It is not so common in quant.SE, but sometimes users self-answer to their own question and nobody prohibited that behavior or something like that.

Of course, wait for some answer given by some older and more expert user than me! :)

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    $\begingroup$ Agreed, no problem whatsoever with self-answering. I do believe that the community will hold you to a higher standard though. $\endgroup$
    – Bob Jansen Mod
    Apr 28, 2015 at 5:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the feedback! I would imagine so, if I do do a few they'll have ample amounts of effort in them :) $\endgroup$
    – miradulo
    Apr 28, 2015 at 9:35
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    $\begingroup$ You're welcome @DonkeyKong! $\endgroup$
    – Quantopik
    Apr 28, 2015 at 9:43

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