I recently asked this question. I am now at a point where I would like to provide some feedback on the answers that were given.

Should I update my question with a UPDATE section? Or write my own answer? I tried meta for other SE sites (software engineering/ workplace), but apparently, this can differ per community. Are there already any preferred practices for this community?

  • Not a duplicate, as that question is about responding to a specific answer, while this question asks about what to do with a general update on the situation.
    – SQB
    Commented Aug 30, 2017 at 9:39
  • Hmm, this is difficult. There is, in my opinion, definitely some overlap with the question @Vylix mentioned (I want to describe what I tried and what worked or not), but I was indeed also thinking to include an update on the situation as it is now. I think I will accept that this is a duplicate.
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Commented Aug 30, 2017 at 12:20

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If the update does not change the question so much that it invalidates most of the answers, it's okay to add a new section for the update.

You may have tried some of the suggestions and may want to provide feedback. If that's tied to a specific answer, you could consider leaving a comment on that answer. But if it's a general update, please update your question.

Of course, it's okay to self-answer as well, especially if your answer is different from the answers you've received. Keep in mind that it should be an actual answer, though.

On a personal note, I'm curious to learn how you've fared.

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