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In my opinion. If one accepted an answer, he or she would not expect more answers. Why not close this question automatically?

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    $\begingroup$ What good would come from your proposal? You provided no argument, $\endgroup$ – Michael Greinecker Mar 29 '15 at 9:16
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    $\begingroup$ This runs against the core ideas of SE network. The questions and answers are viewed as part of a repository. With future improvements always welcome. May be you thought that closing a question is something like when detectives "close a case"? Closing a question carries the meaning that there is something wrong with the question. It is on its way to deletion, unless it is improved by somebody. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Mar 29 '15 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ If automatic closure is implemented, what if a wrong answer is accepted? $\endgroup$ – user1551 Mar 31 '15 at 20:44
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Because many times you can get a better answer, you can get more answers, you can change your mind and decide that one answer is better than the others.

Because the questions are also for [future] readers, which might come from a different context and a different answer might be useful to them as well, or they might have some different idea.

Because this site, ultimately is a site for asking questions and having a repository of plausible answers.

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