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Absolutely not. If an answer does not address your question, then you do not have to accept it. People may upvote answers because they like it, or because they agree with the statements made, or whatever. If you are asking about the answer I think you are asking about, in my opinion, it does not address your question at all, it only picks apart an example ...


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It's your question and you should choose the answer that you think is best. From the help page "What should I do when someone answers my 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. The key words being you believe. If SE wanted the top-voted answer to ...


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If the person's posts were deleted, then you would be credited for the +1's for the votes that no longer exists. It's not that they were turned into upvotes...


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