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This question already has an answer here:

I tried to delete my accepted answer after there was a better one out there (see Is there any way to display numerous output neatly in Matlab? ) but I discovered that it isn't possible.

What about the case where there is a better answer than the accepted one (with more upvotes etc) but the user that asked the question doesn't realize that?

marked as duplicate by Lucifer, gnat, hims056, yhw42, George Stocker Jun 5 '13 at 12:41

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  • sorry guys, I didn't realize this was actually asked by Jon Skeet... wow. – bla Jun 5 '13 at 16:19
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First of all, upvote that other answer.

Second, ask the question author in comment to his question (or your answer if he commented on it) to accept that other answer and explain why.

Third, why delete? Worst case there will be two answers, one good and one better. It's not like your answer is bad to begin with.

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    "why delete?" Choice? – Grant Thomas Jun 5 '13 at 10:04
  • @Mr.Disappointment unlike many other places Stack Overflow is not meant to "help and forget". The content posted should have value to other people as well who come visit the question years later. Thus, if answer is good it should stay. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Jun 5 '13 at 10:07
  • A non sequitur. – Grant Thomas Jun 5 '13 at 10:11

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