is there an normal window for users to accept? hrs? days?
i have found some users never accept answer on some sites, others are judged by those who think it looks like a good answer even if they do not know the bigger picture. I think what I want to know is, what if a community consistently accepts simplistic answers that are either technically incorrect or at best are just guesses with pretty pictures in simplistic 101 style that shows less wisdom expected from seasoned professionals. What advice do you offer?
e.g. A user accepts an answer within 30 minutes meanwhile others are preparing exquisite answers that become a waste of time. Do all exchanges behave in similar ways of improving the best answer is it a cuthroat, improve your own answer type world? Is there teamwork? Do people just want to get the most points for themselves or what is best for the asker or what is best for the community. Some sites do not seem to collaborate. I guess each are different. I am struggling with the motives of others.
It seems experience is not a requirement or even an advantage. To make matters worse if you are just a graduate with limited scope, how could you know, yet their points count as equal to those with experience. It would be like an eye doctor voting on a heart doctor's opinion without the experience or wisdom. It can be particularly frustrating if newbies vote on popularity and simplistic answers rather than content with more depth but harder to understand. Is it normal for the community to judge based on written answers and criticize harshly without asking questions for clarification?