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How are people asking and answering their same question within minutes?

There is nothing wrong about it. It is perfectly ok to answer your own question, the system even allows it and changes the name of "answer" button to "Answer your own question". This was done in the ...
Tim's user avatar
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If someone answered my question outside CV, can I post the answer myself and accept?

Sure. Just quote them and give the source: [email protected] answered my question in a private e-mail, I'm posting his answer below: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
Tim's user avatar
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11 votes
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A mod removed my answer (referencing the answer from comments) to my question saying it doesn't answer it

"See so-and-so's comment" doesn't meet the standard for an answer on our site. Answers should be complete in themselves; for example, if BruceET was to delete his comment, your answer would be useless....
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If someone answered my question outside CV, can I post the answer myself and accept?

I generally agree with @Tim's answer, but I'd like to make a few other points. 1) As noted by @amoeba, consent is really important. I can't emphasize this enough. I have tons of opinions about ...
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5 votes
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I asked 2 questions in 1 post, now I have 2 answers, each one answers another question, which one to accept?

Waiting for someone else step in and provide a complete answer there, when such answers already exist, but in different posts seems unlikely, besides a little bit counterproductive. Alternatively, ...
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A mod removed my answer (referencing the answer from comments) to my question saying it doesn't answer it

I'm sorry for your frustration. The SE system works in a particular way that isn't necessarily obvious to new people. Your post was not an answer by our standards, and was thus deleted. The comment ...
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