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.

As the author of the question, you have an additional option: accepting an answer that you believe is the best solution to your problem.

To accept an answer:

  • Choose one answer that you believe is the best solution to your problem.
  • To mark an answer as accepted, click on the check mark beside the answer to toggle it from greyed out to filled in.
  • You may change which answer is accepted, or simply un-accept the answer, at any time.

Accepting an answer is not mandatory; do not feel compelled to accept the first answer you receive. Wait until you receive an answer that answers your question well.

Please do not add a comment on your question or on an answer to say "Thank you". Comments are meant for requesting clarification, leaving constructive criticism, or adding relevant but minor additional information – not for socializing. If you want to say "thank you," vote on or accept that person's answer, or simply pay it forward by providing a great answer to someone else's question.