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Better answer after accepting?

It is not an obligation, but it is in the spirit of the site. Think of future readers; you want to signpost the answer that you, the question asker, deemed most helpful so that it will be evident to ...
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Would you like to have the accepted answer pinned or unpinned on UNIX & Linux?

I think it would be best to have accepted answers unpinned on U&L. I see no reason to treat accepted answers specially.
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Accepting my own answer to my question

It's perfectly fine to accept your own answer to a question, regardless of whether it's the only one or one of many. The only thing that matters is that it answers your question, and you as the OP are ...
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Would you like to have the accepted answer pinned or unpinned on UNIX & Linux?

I would suggest that unpinning is the better behaviour. Two situations come to mind: When a question is answered by a quick&dirty solution, that may work for the OP, and may therefore be accepted. ...
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Better answer after accepting?

The solution to that situation is to not accept so quickly... That sounds a bit simplistic, but consider that not everyone gets to see the question right when it's posted. There will be answers that ...
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Gone user, answer accepted by the community

Unfortunately, many people misconstrue the meaning of the accepted answer and think it is some sort of indication of quality. It isn't. The accepted answer is just and only the answer that the OP ...
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Should a self-answer be accepted if the best answer doesn't paint the whole picture?

The metaSO site has this Q&A on the subject: How does accepting an answer work?. Within a bullet list there in the accepted answer (ironically) is this: The bottom line is that you should ...
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Whose choice is accepting an answer?

What answer you accept is completely up to you. You should accept the one which you, personally, found most helpful. If that isn't the one you would consider objectively "best", so be it. Accepted ...
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Should I Accept answer for discussion/opinion based question?

If you have a question for which there can be no single right — or at least, judged to be best — answer, it's not a good fit for Stack Exchange in the first place. That doesn't mean it's bad — it's ...
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Should a self-answer be accepted if the best answer doesn't paint the whole picture?

I agree with part of @slm's answer, specifically: The metaSO site has this Q&A on the subject: How does accepting an answer work?. Within a bullet list there in the accepted answer (...
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