There were several good answers in my recent question in main: Should I place \title, \author, \date in the preamble or after \begin{document}?. I am leaning towards accepting the answer that helped me the most or which I think is the most practical one at the moment. I don't know if that can be taken as going against the consensus (although at this point the differences in upvotes are not that great).

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    It's your tick I think you should give it to the answer you found most helpful or used. (I'd say you should give it to me, but I didn't answer that one:-) Jan 15, 2013 at 1:31
  • @DavidCarlisle Your comment was insightful. You could have turned that into an answer:-)
    – hpesoj626
    Jan 15, 2013 at 1:36

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Definitely go for the one that was the most helpful to you. The faq say:

When you have decided which answer is the most helpful to you, mark it as the accepted answer by clicking on the check box outline to the left of the answer.

accept an answer http://cdn.sstatic.net/img/faq/faq-accept-answer.png

This lets other people know that you have received a good answer to your question. Doing this is helpful because it shows other people that you’re getting value from the community. (And if you don’t do this, people will often politely ask you to go back and accept answers for more of your questions!)

  • You can also upvote multiple answers to your question, thus rewarding good ones even when you have accepted another. Jan 23, 2013 at 17:54

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