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First played Tibia in early 2003 when I was 17.
Played frequently up to 2010, from then on, played less often but Tibia has a spot in my heart. :)
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Thanks a lot for your elaborate feedback. I really do appreciate it.
Yes, answering own questions is currently allowed and encouraged on TibiaQA. The reason, as you mentioned, is to help build a knowledge base for Tibia. Over 80% of the traffic on TibiaQA is via search engines like Google. Well-formulated and answered questions help us get more traffic and interest in TibiaQA, even if it's mostly from unregistered users. This is also why we encourage posting and answering own questions. It may not be helpful at this specific point in time, however, it will still be useful for players searching for that question via Google or other search engines.
Personally, I don't see anything wrong in people building their reputation score by asking and answering their own questions. They will only gain a considerable amount of points if their content is upvoted (which means it was identified as useful for other players/users of this site). If the posted content is not useful/contains incorrect or invalid information, it will be downvoted and the user will lose points, rather than gain them.
Having an answer in the question should never hold anyone back from posting their answer, especially if they see the answer is in large part incorrect. If there's only a small part of the answer missing/wrong, we encourage commenting under the answer so that the author or other users can improve the answer. Same goes to questions. If the question seems unclear, could be better, we encourage commenting so that someone can improve it.
If you strongly feel, that users should not be allowed to answer their questions, I'd recommend starting a topic on meta.tibiaqa.com where that can be discussed. If you have any other suggestions or pain points that you would like to share and discuss, you are welcome to post there as well.
Thank you once again for your feedback. I want to emphasize that it is very useful to hear what you are unhappy about on TibiaQA.
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