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In the related discussion linked in the comments, users previously rejected my proposal to make dust a synonym of regolith, even after I pointed out the existence of the space-dust tag and that subset tags can be synonymized to the superset. If we are going to maintain the existence of the dust tag, I agree with you that we need to make it more clear that it ...


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This is 100% fine as long as it's a good answer. Even if the user only posted the question as a place to put the answer they want to share with everyone else. e.g. as a good canonical duplicate for a frequently-asked question, or just something interesting they wondered and researched themselves. I've done this a few times myself, on Stack Overflow, to ...


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I think that as long as the answer has a positive contribution, this positive contribution as voted on as per the SE standards is still a contribution. A self answered question with a good amount of votes for this self answer in itself has a reason to exist, simply because multiple people took the time to read and upvote the self answer. Even if a self ...


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I've done it a few times, with no backlash, for things that I already knew the answer to. When I run across / think of something that might be interesting / amusing / little-known. If it's something I don't know the answer to, but later figure it out, I'll answer if no one else does. Then sometimes someone else posts a far superior answer and I delete mine....


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I've never seen anything like the wanton retribution described in that ten year old answer happen here in Space SE or anywhere else for that matter. The accepted ten year old answer that begins with Yes. It's encouraged (answering your own question). Accept it if it's the best answer. and has ten times the votes, so there's that... Here's an example ...


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