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I want to write a few canonical questions. I'll ask these questions, then also write a detailed answer.

On SE there was a feature where you could write an answer to your own question before releasing both onto the site. In effect, you could post the question and answer simultaneously.

I used this feature a few times for such canonical questions on SE. Writing a good answer takes time. I would like to avoid others wasting their time writing answers until they see what I'm going to write, particularly if they see the empty question and also put in some effort to write a canonical answer.

Is there any way to do this here?

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You are accessing this answer with a direct link, so it's being shown above all other answers regardless of its score. You can return to the normal view.

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I don't think there's a dedicated feature for that.

However, nothing prevents you from writing up an answer separately, then cutting and pasting it into the answer form just after you've posted the question.

That should certainly be doable within half a minute or so of each other, so at least doesn't leave much of a gap in between the question and the answer being posted.

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