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Should I accept my own answer even if it's inspired by another much detailed answer?

General answer There are different "schools" on AU, and below is just my perception. Personally, I would have mixed feelings to accept my own answer, if it is based on the good work and ...
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Should I accept my own answer even if it's inspired by another much detailed answer?

The help page What should I do when someone answers my question? provides a single guideline for the selection of the accepted answer (emphasis by me): Choose one answer that you believe is the ...
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Is reverse voting or merging a solution in this case?

Thank you for raising this case, which turns out to be a thought-provoking one, and given the views on the two questions, one deserving of attention. Thinking about it, the valid answers to the ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

I agree that this needed unmerged, so I poked this up to The Great and Powerful Shog for unmerging. The questions have been unmerged because they are substantially different from each other. Edit ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

This merge really does seem to have been done in error and the resulting situation seems very confusing for visitors. The questions are not only not exact duplicates, but also the target is far less ...
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Can these VMWares be un-merged?

When a commonly used canonical question does not serve its intended purpose it is appropriate to create a new dupe target, including by unmerging an existing merged question that would be a better ...
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Should I accept my own answer even if it's inspired by another much detailed answer?

As the author of the original answer you based yours on, I personally have no problem with you accepting your own if it better served your needs. I will admit to a bit of confusion on my part when I ...
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Merging difficulty

It is manual but it isn't hard. There are non-obvious reasons we don't merge everything: It's practically permanent. If a mistake is made, we need somebody from SE to unwind the mess we've made. We ...
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Merging difficulty

I can't answer how much work it requires, as I don't know (Oli already answered that), but I want to explain why I think merging is rarely the solution. Consider you have Question A which is already ...
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How are post [merge]s supposed to work?

A merge moves all the answers and comments from one question to another. The questions have to be duplicates and one has to be closed as such. It looks like in this case it got a little messed up ...
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How can I get two different questions merged?

It seems like currently only mods are able to perform merges. Read this and this for guidelines on requesting a merge: To request a merge: Flag the question and select In need of moderator ...
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