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Accepted answer is a mix of given answers

I am new on this site, I asked this question about the logistics of corpse disposal for inspiration on a short story I'm working on. After reading the answers I decided on my own version which ...
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How long should I keep a question up without accepting an answer?

I have heard here the minimum amount of time you should have a question open until you accept an answer is one day, but I was wondering about how long it takes until the question will most likely not ...
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Can I choose two answers for my question as the accepted answer(s)?

So, on my last question I got two answers that helped me the most. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/a/93158/42857 https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/a/93150/42857 Do I have to accept ...
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Please wait at least 24 hours before Accepting an answer

When Worldbuilding was freshly minted, an occasional newcomer asked a question, received an answer, and immediatly Accepted that first answer, minutes after asking. This drew several patient comments ...
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Make “accepting an answer within 24 hours” a privilege

Having seen that often newcomers (included myself when I started here) are too quick in accepting an answer, and having also seen that the reminder to wait at least 24 hours to allow a wider batch of ...
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Who deserves the acceptance of the answer in questions?

I have several questions with really good answers. However I'm not sure what to do right now....who deserves the best answer in questions? Most upvoted answer or my favourite answer? Good night!
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Should I make and accept a “community wiki” answer to my own question?

In my most recent question, Realistic economic impact of a Hero, I've gotten a lot of pretty good answers but none of them have really hit it out of the ballpark. I could just accept one of the ...
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Picking the sole answer as the best answer

In case there is one-and-only answer available, considering: Sufficiently good answer, addressed most of the question, wouldn't it be unfair to select it as the best answer right away? Wouldn't it be ...
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How should I select which answer to accept?

Some of my recent questions have gotten more than a few good and highly upvoted answers. How do I decide which one to accept?
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Accept Answer Thursday

We had a nice post a while ago about not accepting answers too early. This is good! Well done. Remember to poke* people who accept too quickly to remind them. However, let's look at the flip side of ...
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Magic and Technology are meaningless words without context

There are a lot of questions involving the terms "Magic" and "Technology" at the moment. If your questions talks about applications of one or the other, or about their interaction or replacement your ...
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Let's be careful about accepting answers early

The site launched into private beta yesterday, and we at the time of this writing have 44 questions. Of those, 9 questions have accepted answers. I would suggest that we ought to be careful about ...