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Does accepting answers discourage further answerings?

I don't think you discouraged other answers by accepting the existing answer too early, nor did anything else wrong. Most answers will be provided within the first day or two. After that, the ...
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Is there any point to accepting your own (lone) answer?

Answers: When the answer is good or at least it is not bad (has not downvotes), then, yes. Yours seems pretty good. If the OP is sure the answer solves the question, then, yes again. Yes. The Stack ...
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What to do if your accepted answer is wrong and you believe you know the right answer?

It is not possible to delete an answer that is accepted. So this is not an option. Next, I would argue that the priority should be not to confuse future readers. This means that the correct answer ...
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Counting accepted answers towards tag badges

This kind of change is widely unpopular - not because people don't think a change should be made, but because this is a very "meh" kind of change. Yes, the current system is somewhat unfair to those ...
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Does accepting answers discourage further answerings?

You say you waited a few days, so I doubt it's an issue that you accepted. On the other hand, if it's not really what you're after, you should think carefully about whether you really want to accept ...
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When an answer is marked as "accepted" and later reversed, how and why can it happen?

I suspect this is a confusion. Here are some screenshots: This is what I see on a question from someone other than me who hasn't accepted the answer: Here is what it looks like when there are ...
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Drive-by Questions - Should Answers Be Accepted by Proxy?

As I stated in my comment above: It has been addressed and declined here ;) The top answer in that post nails it down pretty well: The number of up-votes shows the level of acceptance by the ...
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I asked 2 questions in 1 post, now I have 2 answers, each one answers another question, which one to accept?

Waiting for someone else step in and provide a complete answer there, when such answers already exist, but in different posts seems unlikely, besides a little bit counterproductive. Alternatively, ...
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Is there any point to accepting your own (lone) answer?

One specific reason to accept your own answer that was not mentioned before is making the question appear differently in the question list/search results. Clearly marking questions that either already ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

It's possible to extract the number of bounties awarded (regardless of reputation transferred) with this query. The top 10 questions by number of bounties + 1 for an accepted answer are: Examples ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

Are you familiar with the Advanced Search options? They help a lot filtering questions (and answers). For example, if you want to search for questions with accepted answer type in the search field ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

There are good answers here with respect to your explicit question. However, implied by your overt question is a latent question 'how can I find more of the best CV questions and answers than just ...
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