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Accepting an answer is entirely up to you, as the question asker. You can accept whenever you want, though accepting an answer early may prevent other answers from arriving (due to the fact that the question will show as answered and the fact that the extra 15 rep is no longer up for grabs). Keep in mind that accepting an answer is not a locked in decision ...


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Yes. This has happened. This link won't work for non-10kers because, well, it's deleted. But here's the text of the answer: If you don't see the problem here, clearly you need to disable images in your browser or view source! Who doesn't do that. ![In short, you will get Grilled Porkchop. (This is incorrect, the pig will actually turn into a Zombie ...


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Nope. Answer acceptance is a complete optional action. It is not, and never will be, a requirement. The rep gain is minimal, anyways; two answer upvotes bypasses it.


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No. Accepted answers show what worked for the asker, and can't be changed. Votes show the community's opinion, which is sometimes different from the asker's. I know it is a little frustrating, especially given how much power the community has to change almost any other aspect of a post, but accept votes are protected. It should be clear to anyone hitting ...


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Accept the answer that answers your exact question as it is the answer to the question you're asking. From what I gather you're suggesting that this other answer would also answer the question but isn't as specific to your problem. The idea behind picking an answer as "the answer" is that it solves the solves the problem being asked not every potentially ...


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Stack Exchange doesn't allow users to delete answers that have been accepted by the question asker (a.k.a. original poster/OP). This is because - in the normal case - this is usually a bad thing to do. If the OP thinks the answer is useful to them, chances are it will be useful to other people, so it shouldn't be deleted. There are sometimes exceptions to ...


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I think the actions you have taken so far have been appropriate under these specific circumstances. Note that the user is still active(ish): last seen 18 hours ago and is a high rep user on another stack so it is likely they will see your comment. My advice would be to wait a day or two to see if the user either replies (who knows you may be wrong and their ...


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The game has changed, the answer has changed. The new answer you have provided is now the correct answer and would be marked as such. What makes this one tricky is that if you had only just started playing with the 3rd DLC, this question is fairly obvious now.. There are three sub classes one for each slot. But anywho.. The information in the original ...


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From the "Can I answer my own question?" FAQ in the Help center You can also accept your own answer, but you must wait 48 hours to do so. After all, someone else may come along with an even better solution to your problem! So the reason you need to wait before self-accepting is to encourage others to post their own answers to your question.


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Whenever a user is deleted, every single reputation change they've done to you via voting is reverted. This may case you to gain some or lose a lot of reputation. If you answered their question, you will still get other people's votes as reputation, but if they themselves voted you lose that. So on one answer/question you should pretty much only lose or gain ...


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Its upto YOU to choose which answer to accept. Personally, with 2 or more useful answers I would: Upvote all of them Accept the one that actually answers my current question and is also widely applicable to understanding similar scenarios Comment on other posts that answer my posted question (not those that are useful & I upvoted, but only helpful for ...


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Yes, accepted answers can be deleted so that the highest-voted answer will be at the top instead. This came up on MSE before. Can trusted users delete accepted answers with a negative score? The thing is that moderators technically aren't supposed to do this to legitimate answers that just happen to be wrong. Normal users with 20k+ rep can cast delete ...


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The only questions which are at all a problem when inactive are unclear questions – as in, we need the asker to clarify their situation, but they're not responding, for whatever reason. Those we close as "unclear" after a polite delay. (Arguably, even a polite delay isn't necessary, but it's often done anyway.) Everything else that doesn't yet have an ...


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