Sometimes, one questions gets two really good answers. Provided that both answers are equally good, I know I have to eventually pick one, and I guess it would be an arbitrary choice. However, is there any way to split the points or give the other person some points in any way?

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You have three independent options:

  1. Approving an answer.

  2. Upvoting an answer.

  3. Commenting.

You have to make a choice concerning #1, but ##2 and 3 are available for all answers. Use them liberally to indicate your satisfaction. In some cases you might choose to let timeliness be the tie breaker: approve the earlier answer.

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  • I up-voted both answers and left comments as well as picked one as the most accurate considering what I has asked (not how useful one of the answers was). I wish there was a split decision option... new feature? – Ragi Yaser Burhum Apr 28 '11 at 2:36
  • @Ragi See the closely related discussion at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2786/… . – whuber Apr 28 '11 at 2:41

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