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I'm making a series of manuals about how to use Clonezilla, for my own use, in case I forget something, and for my colleagues. I format them in markdown, so I just have to copy and paste to post them.

Is it okey to post a series of self answered questions, sharing these manuals? I know self answered questions are encouraged, but a series may be too much.

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    Don't worry about it – Tim Mar 5 at 12:01
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Self-answered questions are ok in general, but:

  • the Stack Exchange format is not the best for "blog"-type posts. Questions should be questions that have answers. If you can imagine more than one solution to each of your manuals, then they might be appropriate for the site.

  • Please also note that learning materials are off-topic here, so answers that are in a tutorial format tell me that you might be wandering into an off-topic area.

It sounds like you have a goal of making a "canonical" Q/A, which is great, but consider it in the context of "frequently-asked questions that center around a common element". An answer would be a thorough explanation of some particular scenario, such that anyone else with that scenario could be directed to that Q/A. A canonical Q/A is useful if several people are having the same problem, so the phrasing of your question is critical. Also keep in mind maintenance of the Q/A across software versions, if those updates change features/functionality -- either specify the versions that the Q/A is valid for, or update it as needed.

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    Good points. One of the reasons I wanted to do this is to refer questions about the topic to my answers. I will accept your answer but first I would like to hear other opinions. – schrodigerscatcuriosity Mar 5 at 12:58
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    @guillermochamorro I started to reply in a comment, but it got too long to fit. Please see the updated Answer. – Jeff Schaller Mar 5 at 13:10
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    Probably just a wording issue: based on the help and the discussion linked there, requests for learning materials are off-topic, while answers formatted as a step by step guide wouldn't necessarily be. (Intentionally avoiding "tutorial" here because, I agree, "tutorial" sounds like the answer to a question that is too broad for the site). – fra-san Mar 5 at 13:18

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