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Why does StackOverflow make you wait 2-x minutes before you can accept an answer? [duplicate]

Hi, It is kind of an annoying feature that I have to wait to accept an answer after I upvote it. Why is it done like that?
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Why do you have to wait 8 minutes before you can accept an answer? [duplicate]

A user wants to accept an answer, but he can't, because of a delay of 8 minutes. Why must he wait? See the comment at the bottom of my answer, please.
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Why is there a 15 minute timer until you can accept an answer? [duplicate]

Sometimes, you ask a question and you are lucky enough to get an answer in one or two minutes. I don't understand why I have to wait for 15 minutes before I can accept the answer if it solves my ...
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Why does it sometimes take 10 minutes before one can accept a valid answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Discourage questions being marked as answered within an hour or so of being posted “You must wait X minutes to accept an answer” When did this happen? Is this a ...
user185791's user avatar
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
808 votes
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide

I noticed that I can only perform certain actions such as commenting a finite number of times in a given period of time. Obviously, rate limiting is in place to prevent accidental misuse or ...
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Is accepting an answer discouraging more answers?

Sometimes I read a question that has an accepted answer, and I feel I won't add any value if I answer. Should one wait to accept an answer in order not to discourage a potentially better answer?
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Why is there a time limit/ waiting period before accepting an answer?

Why is there a 15 minute waiting period before allowing users to accept an answer on Stack Exchange?
Michael Kniskern's user avatar
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Allow me to accept an answer immediately

I hate the new popup "you can accept an answer in 10 minutes". Can you please remove it and let me accept an answer immediately? I can unaccept it later if a better one appears.
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Given two [practically] identical [useful] answers, which answer do you vote for?

Given two practically identical answers, which answer do you vote for? Do you vote for: Both? The Lower Rep user? The Higher Rep user? The First one to Post (usually they're separated by seconds, ...
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What actions are rate-limited, and why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide I've seen a number of time delay notifications on the sites. E.g.: you can only comment every x seconds What are all the situations that ...
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When a question is posted, can we advise the poster to hang around and respond to comments?

Many times I've noticed that when a question is posted on SO, comments requesting more information appear within minutes, but the OP has apparently disappeared. It seems to me that in return for ...
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Was a question asked in the future?

How is it possible that a question was asked "-1s ago"? [screenshot no longer available] Update: The servers seem to be even 6 (or more?) seconds out of sync: [screenshot no longer available]
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Can we stop rushing people to accept an answer?

While it's worse when the author of the answer bugs the OP to accept their answer (for whatever reason - maybe they don't now there's a waiting period, maybe they don't know the asker knows how to ...
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