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Yes, this is fine. Actually, the reverse happens more often; new users need to be warned not to accept answers too quickly, in order to encourage more (better) answers than the first one they get. Discussions in the comments section do not bump the question, so the amount of extra visibility they get can be neglected. It's true[citation needed] that users ...


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There is never any requirement to accept an answer. Personally, I have one site I'm active on where I haven't accepted an answer in years, in order to encourage other people to take a stab at answering the question. Accepting can give a sense of closure to the question - which can deter possible other answers. Especially if the OP is still asking for ...


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Does it violate any SE rules? It doesn't violate any hard rule, but the guidelines encourage accepting answers if they thoroughly solve the stated problem - How does accepting an answer work? and What should I do when someone answers my question? - Help Center This brings me to my question(s): Is this behavior good etiquette? Lets consider a couple of ...


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