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You have lots of different questions here; I'll try to address each one. Disclaimer: This is mostly just what I do, and may not be representative of everyone. Does accepting an answer discourage people from writing new answers? A little. If I feel like I have something that the answerer missed, I'll leave a comment and let them add it. If they don't, or if ...


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From my experience on SFF I can only say that accepted answers only encouraged me to look at questions. I was curious what people had written about a topic (provided the topic was interesting to me in the first place), and I had even written some new answers afterwards. Acceptance doesn't mean anything - that is, it means that the asker thinks he'd got the ...


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Accept whichever you want. From the help centre: Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and final statement indicating that the question has now been answered perfectly. It simply means that the author received an answer that worked for him or her personally. Not every user comes back to accept an answer, and of those who do, they might not ...


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