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As far as I was aware there was no rep limit on being able to accept answers to questions. Is this understanding wrong?

I answered How to delete extra worksheets and the OP (who I note has a 0% accept rate) says in a comment that it solved their problem but they can't accept the answer because they don't have enough rep.

Are they just taking the wotsits? If there is no rep limit on accepting then I can't understand what the downside would be to them in accepting my answer.

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Your leg, feel the tug – random Nov 13 '11 at 21:12
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Nonsense. They can always accept an answer, regardless of how much rep.

However, for low rep users, there is a time delay before they are allowed to accept (15 minutes if memory serves).

Take a look at the accepting an answer faq.

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Thanks, that's what I thought. The timestamping obscures the details but there was definitely more than 15 minutes passed during the comments discussion on that question. – Vicky Nov 13 '11 at 21:12
@Vicky: hover your mouse over any timestamp anywhere on the stackexchange sites, and you'll see the complete time. – Mat Nov 13 '11 at 21:17
@Mat: Ah - thanks for that! Yep, over an hour after I answered from the time the OP said they couldn't accept my answer. Oh well. – Vicky Nov 13 '11 at 22:37

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