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I've seen a couple of examples of self-answered questions used to show a technique that a user discovered or derived. One of them was advertised up-front as such; the author wrote something like "I'm posting this as a self-answered question in the hope of sharing something useful I created ..."

Is such a practice encouraged / tolerated / discouraged?

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