# Accepting more than one answer

Why do we have to accept just one answer? I mean, in some questions there are lots of good answers which deserve to be accepted; why do we have a restriction on the number of accepted answers? I think if we allow accepting more than one answer, we could attract people to answer a question with an accepted answer.

• @BillDubuque This solution/this one == Accepting more than one answer. Alternative solutions to FGITW include disabling sorting by votes or displaying the number of votes for a set period of time. (Between five minutes and one day, IIRC.) – Mateen Ulhaq Jan 4 '12 at 3:10