I have recently asked a question a got a fantastic response, with lots of answers that I found interesting and useful.
I was struggling to choose one answer to accept, so I went and read these articles:
This brought me to wondering whether I should accept any of the answers I have been given. I will certainly be using bits from several answers (and the comments), so picking one over the others seems unfair.
There are whole mechanics built into the site for accepting an answer (highlighting, reputation increases, etc), and I would like to engage these mechanics if possible without accepting anything. But I am not sure if this is possible with the current Stack Exchange format.
So my real question is:
I get that the "question and accepted answer" format is the basis of Stack Exchange, but does it really fit into something as subjective as World Building?
Don't get me wrong, I love the community here, I frequently use Stack Overflow, and I am a big believer in the adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
But I am just wondering if this Q&A format works as well here as it does elsewhere (like on Stack Overflow), and if it doesn't, is there anything we can do to improve this system for us? I must emphasize that I am not thinking of major over hauls to the site or anything like that, only small changes and minor tweaks.
And if others agree with me then I wonder what tweaks we could implement to the format to accommodate us better. Don't worry, if nobody thinks there is a problem here I'll hide away and keep quiet, but if we can improve our site to serve us better, shouldn't we?