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Does the delay in 'wait xx minutes before you select an answer' go away as you gain rep?

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Once you get past the new user restrictions it drops to 15 minutes, but no, it never goes away completely. The rationale behind it is explained in Time limit on accepting an answer

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Thank you. Comprehensive yet concise! –  d-_-b Aug 15 '12 at 4:04
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and Sorry, I'll have to wait 8 minutes to accept :P –  d-_-b Aug 15 '12 at 4:04
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