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If it's clear that the asker is satisfied with the answer, and it looks like they are new to Stack Exchange and don't know about this feature, then it's a good idea to explain in a comment that they should mark the answer as accepted. Basically, if the asker has left a comment under an answer saying something like “thanks, it worked”, then reply to this ...


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That change was made network-wide, not just on SO. It's not obvious from the blog post, but there is a hint (emphasis mine): We’re recalculating reputation for every Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange individual based on this change. One obvious indication of it being network-wide was the sudden awarding of a number of "Yearling" badges (Why am I ...


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I'm not convinced that it'd be a useful change. I would encourage you to be careful with your voting. You might get lucky with other answers or answerers, as they might edit their question in response to comments or voting; but if they don't, your vote is locked in, as you saw. My best suggestion would be to leave a comment on the Answer saying that you ...


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You can do this in a comment and delete the comment after the accept-vote has been done. Accepting answers leads to good answers. IMHO it can not hurt to say so.


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I’d agree with Jeff’s answer about being cautious when voting and I imagine that’s the intention of this Stack Exchange feature (locking in votes unless a question is edited). When I first started using Stack Exchange sites, I had a similar problem: I’d upvote an answer that looked like it was correct but after implementing the suggestions/code and ...


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