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How can I answer my own question?

rberke
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How can I answer my own question, even though no expert has commented yet?

I recently spent a half hour writing a question very carefully, then discovered the answer. I posted the question anyhow.
I believe other ee users might find my question valuable, so I don't want to delete the question, I just want to mark it as answered.
How can I do this?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018

Commented:
Use the content to write and publish an article here. That is a better forum for imparting information than Q&A when there is no question.
Hello ThereSystem Administrator
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
Mark it as Best Solution. After that the closure process will start. Then your answer will stay here "forever".
rberkeConsultant

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Commented:
I have used ee for 13 years, but now I am confused.

For some reason I no longer  see "Best Answer"  or "Close" on my questions.
For instance, both options are missing from this question (How-can-I-answer-my-own-question).
All I can see are "Was this helpful?" drop down.
Hello ThereSystem Administrator
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
You cannot mark the Best answer unless at least one expert add a comment in your thread.
Then you have to click on "I have my answer" on the left panel.
After that you will see the "Best Solution" option.
rberkeConsultant

Author

Commented:
So, I have threeoptions.  
1) delete question and submit an article. ( I think my particular question is too minor to justify calling it an article.)
2) wait for someone to "answer" my question even though I already have an answer.  This will waste the time of the expert that answers it.  

I will probably take option 2, even though  both options seem to be less than ideal.
Quality Assurance Engineer at Dassault Systemes
Commented:
If the question has no expert comments, then you cannot close it by accepting your own comment.  This is a bug and is being addressed shortly.
rberkeConsultant

Author

Commented:
all expert comments were good.  I hope Kyle is correct that the bug will eventually be solved.  No urgency though.