Can (and should) I use Ask Ubuntu to ask a question that I already know the answer to in order to make a "how-to"?

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    And don't insert a how to tag in the question.
    – Oxwivi
    Commented Jun 25, 2011 at 20:26

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Sure. Just come up with a good question, and put the howto in an answer. We're here to answer real questions, but we don't have to personally have the problem in order to present it.

Just remember that posting your howto means you're putting under the cc-wiki with attribution license (see site footer).

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    +1 for reminding the OP of the cc-wiki restriction. Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 2:42
  • "CC-WIKI" is just another name for "CC-BY-SA", so "with attribution" is redundant; what that link in the footer does is say how attribution is required.
    – Roger Pate
    Commented Nov 7, 2010 at 22:55

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