If I posted a question, and I got an answer that was very good, then I got another answer that is actually more to the point, shorter, easier, and more intuitive. In that case should I change the accepted answer or it would be frowned at ?

In particular I am talking about this question.


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My two cents: do whatever you think best. However, if you find yourself in this situation a lot, you are probably accepting answers too fast. I usually wait at least a day or two before accepting something, even if I'm pretty sure someone gave me "the" answer right away.

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    $\begingroup$ aaron's answer is perfect. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 10, 2010 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ Great, just a concern though: how would changing an accepted answer affect the reputation of the user who was accepted first ? will he lose the rep. points he got ? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 10, 2010 at 22:58
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. that seems only fair though. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 10, 2010 at 23:23

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