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self answered question instead of check my proof

regarding: https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions/32519/equivalence-of-definitions-of-balanced-parentheses-strings the OP went a long way to write a detailed proof, which he asks us to verify. We end ...
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What to do when the answer is already part of the question

We have recently had this question and this one. Both questions practically contain an answer within the question and ask "is this correct". Assuming the answer they give is correct (like in the ...
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Is it OK to ask a question whose answer we already know?

Recently, a user has asked a question whose answer he pointed out in a comment. One of the moderators voiced his opinion that "[i]t is fine to post interesting material even if you know the answer. ...
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