Should people who ask questions always (or at least almost always) be choosing a correct answer? Isn't it a bit impolite if they don't?


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Here's some general Stack Exchange doctrine on accepting an answer. Basically, yes, you should generally do it.

I don't think it's that huge a deal if you don't, though, since community is a stronger and more meaningful endorsement of answers, in my opinion.

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    I have at times considered editing questions that don't yet have any answers I want to accept, to summarize where we are and what I'm still looking for, but I had thought that was rude because of the bump effect. Now that I know that this is suggested by SE I'll do that. Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 1:28
  • @Monica The only bumping I'd consider rude is bumping for its own sake that adds nothing substantive.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 14:36

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