Is it acceptable to post a question and then answer my own question if I already learned the answer and want to publicly document it for others to find in the future?
Along this same line, could we develop an acceptable style for porting/translating answers from Stack Overflow? I have a habit of searching for answers on Google and many times I find the solution is a Stack Overflow search result. I could imagine myself getting in the habit of finding a solution on Stack Overflow and then adding a similar question/answer post over here.
However, even if the original Stack Overflow questions and answers are completely re-written, it would feel wrong not to include proper attribution to the original post. But including a footnote link to the original Stack Overflow somehow seems against the purpose of creating this separate safe space for questions. And if this became common practice, would that be inviting Stack Overflow take legal action against this site for “stealing” content?
Or would it be best to simply post my original question that led to my original search and pretend I didn’t already find the answer on Stack Overflow and hope that someone answers it here too? That feels disingenuous and wasteful of other people’s time.
Any thoughts or suggestions on how this could be handled with respect while also encouraging more content on this site?