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Should we revisit the self-answer policy?

It has long been site policy that answering one's own questions is both allowed and encouraged. It has been established on our Meta: Where does it say that a user can't ask a question they know ...
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Why isn't this accepted answer appearing above other answers?

While browsing What is Hermione Granger's ethnicity?, I was surprised to see the top answer by votes wasn't accepted, when the icon in the questions list was green, indicating it had an accepted ...
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Is it okay to ask and answer a story-identification question I already know the answer to? [duplicate]

I remember seeing a movie as a kid, about a boy whose T-shirt gave him super strength, after it was used in some sort of experiment. Right before asking here to help identify it, I decided to give it ...
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What should I do with a question on a book whose answer I find by “reading with more attention”?

I have been re-reading the LotR and, it being a masterpiece and a huge work at the same time, I felt the need to ask for clarification about a rather specific issue. I got a good answer and accepted ...
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Where does it say that a user can't ask a question they know the answer to?

I can't find anywhere in the FAQ or rules that say a user can't ask a question if they already know the answer. I see constant references in comments and answers to this being prohibited, but, please ...