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I recently asked a question requiring a person to give me a tutorial/guide for a particular goal. I promptly received an answer too, but it's going to take sometime before I actually implement the given method and test the answer for myself.
So basically, unless I implement it I wouldn't know if it is right or wrong. So, there *is* a possibility that the answer might be incorrect too. On what basis am I supposed to judge it? Or should I just leave the answer unaccepted till I try it out for myself.

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That question was not a good fit, so it has been closed. But as for when it is it OK to accept an answer

So basically, unless I implement it I wouldn't know if it is right or wrong. So, there is a possibility that the answer might be incorrect too. On what basis am I supposed to judge it? Or should I just leave the answer unaccepted till I try it out for myself.

Yes! Don't go accepting answers that look simply good. Don't accept the only answer you get. Don't accept the answer that the community votes up. Accept the answer that works.

Take as long as you need to verify it. If that's a minute, an hour, a day, even a week, take the time you need. You accepting without verifying is not doing the community or the internet a service.

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