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When is it appropriate, if at all, to encourage OP to post an answer they found themselves?

Q1) is it appropriate at unix.sx to ask OPs to post answers once they found them by themselves, and to mark them as accepted? Sure we do this all the time. Many of us often will also fill in gaps ...
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When is it appropriate, if at all, to encourage OP to post an answer they found themselves?

It's always appropriate. If a user expects to get free answers and give none when they figure it out, well I'll let you finish the sentence. More specifically: 1) Absolutely. 2) I've fixed quite a ...
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When is it appropriate, if at all, to encourage OP to post an answer they found themselves?

An answer is an answer. It doesn't matter the source. The purpose of stack exchange is the collation of good questions and answers to them. The individual poster getting their question answered is a ...
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When is it appropriate, if at all, to encourage OP to post an answer they found themselves?

It's always appropriate to answer your own question if you have the answer. If the asker signals that they have solved their problem, it's appropriate to encourage them to post an answer. The answer ...
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