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4:06 AM
In the process of writing a question out the answer has become obvious to me - if it seems too obvious, is there a point in posting it?
(The question in question is about orthographical conventions in The Kane Chronicles, but when staring at the two categories of text side-by-side a clear difference emerges which perfectly answers my original confusion.)
 
Sure. I've definitely posted "easy" questions where the answer seems obvious; as long as it provides an opportunity for an interesting or educational answer, there's nothing wrong with posting it.
You can also write a self-answer and post them together.
 
But would anyone but me care about usage of [] vs. ()?
My sister certainly doesn't
(The answer is one is used to address the reader, while the other is used to address the fellow narrator)
 
Up to you. It's not like SE isn't generally oriented towards people who care about minute details :)
 
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9:24 PM
@bobble it's normal that that happens sometimes when you figure out what the question really is.
as for whether it's worth to post, it depends, you'll have to think of whether it will be useful to others
 

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