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Is it bad form to ask questions about problems I don't have?

A lot of Drupalers have their own blog where they share their how-tos and trips. I have a few to share as well but don't want to setup and maintain my own blog.

Is it ok to post them on DA? For example, I want to show how I replaced basic OG functionality with flags and node reference (including links to posts that helped me get there).

  • Please, create a blog — subscribing is not so good on Stackoverflow :( – kalabro Apr 20 '12 at 8:52
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    @kalabro Actually you can subscribe to any user's questions/answers as an RSS feed (the link is at the bottom of each profile page) – Clive Apr 20 '12 at 12:05
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    I would suggest to wait a day, or two, before writing your own answer; this is not required, but users will feel free to writing their own answers. You could also get interesting answers you didn't think of before. – apaderno Apr 23 '12 at 3:57
  • @kiamlaluno +1. Wait a day, or two, before writing your own answer, is the better way if you're planning to add a howto. – niksmac Apr 25 '12 at 8:43
  • I have merged this question with the existing one that is part of the FAQ. – apaderno Apr 29 '12 at 16:26

Yes, please do :)

Asking questions that you already know the answer to is fine, in fact it's encouraged (I'm quoting Can I answer my own questions, even those where I knew the answer before asking? here).

As long as the post is phrased in the style of a question (e.g. How can I recreate Organic Groups on a more basic scale?), and is on-topic/useful to the site (which I'm sure that particular question would be), then it would be a valuable addition to the site.

You never know, you might even get an answer from someone else in the community who's solved the same problem in a simpler way. Everyone wins really!


Also see Posting and answering questions you have already found the answer to, in which the fabled Jeff Atwood himself encourages people to do this. I think this second question is actually a far better example, the OP is basically asking the same question that you have, just not about Drupal in particular.

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