Most of the time, Stack Exchange questions are fact based if they follow the format correctly and therefore it is quite easy to pick out the right answer. This is especially true if someone gives me a few lines of code that I can easily verify on my own machine, or at least a jsfiddle site. What should I do if I am unable to verify which of two differing answers is in fact the best one? The way a particular question is answered one of them has to be right (to some degree) and one of them wrong. My query here is meant to be answered for across sites and not necessarily specific to SO.
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Well you should give the best answer award to the answer that solved your problem, not the best looking/ longest/ neatest answer.
If many answers solve your problem, you can try to select based on two things:
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