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I asked a question—set jquery ThickBox size to auto—and I started a bounty. After the bounty period expired, there is no perfectly correct answer to what I am looking for, but one answer with two up-votes received +25 (half of my bounty amount). Should I accept this answer?

What will happen if I accept this answer or if I don't accept this answer?

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    See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/16065/…, "What is automatic awarding?". You don't have to accept the answer if it doesn't help you, but you should probably comment on it and explain why it does not help. – Felix Jun 4 '13 at 8:22
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If the answer isn't helpful to you, you should not accept it:

When you have decided which answer is the most helpful to you, mark it as the accepted answer ...

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What will happen if I accept this answer or if I don't accept this answer?

The only visible difference will be different text color in the questions view: (white vs. yellow)

  • The question will not appear in the unanswered tab as it already have upvoted answer.

  • There might be people who will notice there's no accepted answer and take a look vs. people who will skip the question if they see it already got accepted answer but it's really up to each user.

  • Once upon a time there was "accept rate" showing on every question and having it too low caused lots of trouble but it's gone for good by now.

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