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Do you feel dirty if you nudge new users to accept your answer when they indicate you’ve answered their question?

Is it all right to ask the question owner to upvote/accept your answer if the question owner comments that my answer helped solve his problems, but didn't vote or accept an answer?

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    Duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/14994/… Aug 18, 2009 at 15:33
  • @gnovice and I thought I've searched enough before asking.. Maybe I should use google next time :-(
    – chakrit
    Aug 18, 2009 at 15:35
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    Do you feel dirty vs. is it ok: they are a bit different.
    – jjnguy
    Aug 18, 2009 at 15:35
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    They are both regarding the general acceptibility of this specific practice. While it is true that they are not verbatim duplicates, I feel that the intent of each is the same.
    – EBGreen
    Aug 18, 2009 at 15:41
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    Even though I agree with you EB, I don't feel like we should be guessing the intent of the posters. The questions are asking different things, even if the intent may be the same.
    – jjnguy
    Aug 18, 2009 at 15:44
  • @mmyers, I call shenanigans!! My spellchecker doesn't catch alright, thus it is a word!!!
    – jjnguy
    Aug 18, 2009 at 15:58
  • I hate polls.
    – TheTXI
    Aug 18, 2009 at 16:05

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Go ahead if you see that the question owner says it helped.


Up to you.

It's all right in that you aren't gonna get in trouble.
It is up to you whether or not you think it is ethical.



It's not good manner.

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