I often find that when I ask a question, I receive multiple answers that are equally well. However, the system only lets you mark a single question as "answered." Is there any way around this, or should I just pick one, or pick none?

I hate to award someone with the "correct" answer when another person has an equally correct answer.


"accepted" is only meant to imply "this worked for me." It does not mean "this answer is correct." (The most correct answer is probably the one with the most up-votes. Probably. :^)

If you truly feel two (or more) answers are identically useful to you, you'll just have to make the decision on some other basis. Perhaps: Choose the answer written first. Or choose the one from the newest user, (giving them 15 points and a warm-fuzzy early in their community participation.)

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    I think you're right about going back and marking the answer with the most upvotes as the correct one if multiple good answers exist.
    – WaxTrax
    Jun 25 '13 at 21:35
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    IMO, too often upvotes are as much an indicator of the author's popularity, as they are of an answer being more correct.
    – This
    Jun 29 '13 at 9:23
  • @MikePennington upvotes in opposed comment threads where users are disagreeing on something can also be used as a way of 'taking sides' rather than marking the comment as useful. The purpose of up and downvotes is becoming a bit blurry.
    – Libbux
    Jul 9 '13 at 5:17

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