...when you posted the answer with the question and checked the "Answer your own question – share your knowledge, Q&A-style" box?

Should you wait a period of time to give the community a chance to vet and perhaps provide a better answer?

I have gotten a nice ego (and reputation) boost from the reception this post of mine has received but didn't want breech protocol by accepting the answer that I had posted with the question.


It is acceptable and accepted to accept your own answer.

As you have figured out yourself doing so might discourage others from providing additional helpful answers. So waiting a day or two seems to be a good idea. Other than that grace period there is no strict protocol to follow (or breech) here. It really is what you would consider appropriate. Just give it a few days and accept if no other stellar answer arrives. (I am of course assuming that the answer addresses and solves the question posted...)

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