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To avoid the sort of debate found on a related question, I think it's unneeded to allow one to upvote an Answer she Accepted.

Accepting an Answer pretty much implies an Upvote. So it's just extra work since a lot of people on that debate Upvote AND Accept, and you can find other varieties on that linked Question.

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Why? What's wrong with the debate in that question? – Pëkka Oct 20 '10 at 8:17
    
debate: Should I or should I not upvote? – Tshepang Oct 20 '10 at 8:22
    
@Tshepang what's wrong with that debate? I don't see the point – Pëkka Oct 20 '10 at 8:25
    
@Pekka, I added some info on the Question. – Tshepang Oct 20 '10 at 8:27
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@Tshepang I still disagree. There can be situations when I don't like an answer but have to accept its truth (e.g. somebody saying "no, it's not possible".) Then there can be situations where I want to upvote the answer. No, I don't really see merit in this – Pëkka Oct 20 '10 at 8:39
    
@Pekka, seems like a petty distinction to me. – Tshepang Oct 20 '10 at 8:51
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With >325 of them I'm all for it. But it is a dupe and you didn't add any compelling arguments to the existing discussion. – Uphill Luge Oct 20 '10 at 10:42
up vote 4 down vote accepted

This clearly is a bad idea (according to the downvotes). I'm kinda convinced by Pekka:

I still disagree. There can be situations when I don't like an answer but have to accept its truth (e.g. somebody saying "no, it's not possible".) Then there can be situations where I want to upvote the answer.

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Sounds Pekka is not using votes as intended. It doesn't matter whether he "likes" the answer or not; if it a factually correct and well-presented answer, it deserves an upvote. – PreferenceBean Feb 24 '15 at 18:42
    
Imagine an Answer that just says ""no, it's not possible" without expanding on why. It's correct, but could be much better. – Tshepang Feb 25 '15 at 12:28
    
Right, that example is only half-useful, so it doesn't deserve an upvote. But that's an objective value judgement, not just a "I don't like it" :) – PreferenceBean Feb 25 '15 at 14:43

Terrible idea. If anything, you should recommend it.

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