I noticed recently that someone asked a question (I won't specify it because the OP deleted it) where he asked a question (Perfectly acceptable and within the scope of the FAQ) and immediately answered his own question (which was also the right answer).
This question quickly got a few downvotes and was soon after deleted.
My question is How is this viewed in the community?
It obviously is looked down on a little (hence the downvotes) and I understand this is a Q&A site for people to ask questions they don't know the answer to, but is that the only reason?
I couldnt find anything about this in the FAQ but maybe there is something I missed.
To be clear I am not trying to convince anybody to allow this practice; I'm simply trying to come to a clear understanding of how the community views this.
Maybe this has already been discussed; I don't know.