This is kind of a duplicate (kind of because a real duplicate seems to have the need of being asked in the same SE forum and the duplicated question is on the main meta forum - apart from that it is almost an exact duplicate) of Accept Multiple Answers or Split Bounty among Several Users
By looking at the new Christmas challenge on December challenge: Create an Advent Calendar, I saw an interesting link in the comments leading me to this blog post: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2014/04/putting-the-community-back-in-wiki/
While I fully agree with the decision not to automatically turn a post into a community wiki, I was wondering whether it would be possible to have something between accepting a single answer (giving big credit to a single answerer) and making a combined answer as a community wiki (in effect giving less credit to both or more than two answerers). I also found these questions on the topic:
- How to choose between two equally good and equally helpful answers
- Choosing to accept between an answer that helped me the most and a more popular answer
So it seems that more people encounter situations where there is not a single answer that they deem worth accepting. I just had such a situation in Define macro for sequence/list/tuple macros where I tried to solve that by accepting one answer and editing the question to explicitly mention another answer that was very useful to me.
However, I think in such a situation it would actually be more suitable to accept more than one answer. So here comes my feature request:
Would it be possible to accept more than one answer and distribute the 15 reputation points among the accepted answers at the discretion of the questioner?
That would also give a natural limit for when an answer by several people should be made a community wiki (i.e., at the latest when more than 15 people are involved). Would more people be interested in such a feature? Would it be technically doable (maybe over time)?