I had accepted an answer which preceded another answer by about 1/2 hour. At the time, the answer I accepted seemed quite acceptable.

Subsequently reviewing both answers weeks later, I can appreciate the second answer much more.

I was surprised to see I could actually unaccept an answer yet weeks later, yet even so, I am reluctant to do so for a variety of ethical considerations.

Do I have any alternatives other than offering a bounty or sending a comment?


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    $\begingroup$ See math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/8787/… $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Commented Jan 12, 2018 at 19:02
  • $\begingroup$ What are your "variety of ethical considerations"? I don't really see any ethical issue here. If you are concerned about offending the first answerer, you could leave them a comment praising their answer but explaining why you accepted the other one. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 13, 2018 at 18:50


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