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Windows installer using GRUB - is on topic?

As I work as a technician, often I need to install Windows. I use my own method to create a multiboot USB using GRUB. I have managed to create a USB (16GB) with three Windows (Windows 7 BIOS, ...
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How should we deal with question answered in the comments?

I recently found this: Is it possible to convert audio to midi with the shell? As you can see, the person actually leading to the answer, used the comments section to provide his answer, instead of ...
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Community Wiki or Answer to my own Question (gcc-doc non free)

I want to share some info regarding Debian and GCC. (I needed to add non-free repos to my sources.list file in order to be able to fetch gcc-doc package -manpages for gcc-. I search for an explanation ...
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Should a self-answer be accepted if the best answer doesn't paint the whole picture?

There recently was a case where OP, after initially accepting my answer, later posted their own, quite extensive answer and consecutively accepted that answer. The new answer references my post and ...
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When is it appropriate, if at all, to encourage OP to post an answer they found themselves?

I'm new to unix.sx. In some other StackExchange community I participated in, it's a usual thing to encourage user to post an answer to their own question once they've found it. An example at unix.sx: ...
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Is it ok to move my answer away to create a better question for it?

Sometimes I write answers that may help the OP to solve the actual underlying problem, but match the question as stated only tangentially. That can work out great, like when the answer matches the ...
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Can I ask a question for the purpose of providing an answer that I consider useful to all?

I am using both ubuntu and elementaryOS. The latter has a community that is active most on irc and google plus, so that, after a while, it is very hard to keep track of the problems and answers. That ...
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Can't answer my own question!

I asked this question a while back, but I didn't get any satisfactory answers. After poking around the Internets for a while, I found what I was looking for. I'm all happy now, and I went to go answer ...