Do we have to close our queries once resolved? If so, how can it be done?

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    Take a look at this: What should I do when someone answers my question?
    – Alaa Ali
    Jul 22, 2013 at 15:42
  • @Alaa I was about to hit "close" and mark this as duplicate of it. But it's in the help centre!
    – gertvdijk
    Jul 23, 2013 at 23:26
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    Ha, sorry to have fooled you. I think this question should not have been asked in the first place; answers to most new user questions are in the Help Center.
    – Alaa Ali
    Jul 24, 2013 at 5:35

2 Answers 2


Yes. When you get the answer that solves your problem, you accept the answer by putting a green check mark on the left side of the answer. You can only accept one answer as the correct one.

However, you and others can vote up (or vote down) the accepted and/or other answers.

The question is not closed and others can provide more answers even after you have accepted one as correct. There are some exceptions.

The question can be closed if it is determined to be a duplicate, off-topic, unclear what you are asking, too broad, or primarily opinion based. In these cases no answers can be added once a question is closed.

Hope this helps

  • Is possible to unaccept a currently accepted answer in order to be able to mark another answer as accepted which asker sees in hindsight/later on as a better answer?
    – geezanansa
    Aug 8, 2013 at 15:03
  • @geezanansa It is possible, but I don't recommend doing it if the question has sat for a while. I would consider that rude. (of course, circumstances might change things..)
    – Seth
    Aug 8, 2013 at 15:33

What should I do when someone answers my question?

The first thing you should do when someone answers your question is vote on it, like any other user does. Vote up answers that are helpful and well-researched, and vote down answers that are not. Other users will also vote on answers to your question.

Going by the amount of questions that have been answered yet no accknowledgement from asker or anybody else has voted. Voting is not being used as effectively as it could and after being reminded of what is said in the link @Alaa gave actually proves there is need for discussion of this question being asked especially after considering the fact 133 metaanswers to one answer metaquestions have not been voted on or marked as accepted. Some even being accepted and yet not been voted on! One thing i get from rereading the mentioned link is do not hold back on down voting if you feel the answer is not worthy of an upvote and then comment. You could always upvote after any edits if you think it is worthy of such. People are just not voting one way or the other. Maybe it is sheep waiting for others to vote which is indicative of cliquish behaviour from many users and is taking away from the intentions of the voting system.

The point being what i think is; If you read a question and you think it is not worthy of an upvote then downvote it and comment why!

Go get voting.

How many first posts etc on main site are reviewed but have no votes?... The problem is not just with new users!

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    Yes, we have a big lack of voters here :(
    – Seth
    Aug 8, 2013 at 15:35

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