A user commented

I am very grateful, it works correctly but I can not give you a public score for not having 15 points on my profile.

On my answer here.

Is this correct, or are they misunderstanding something about the site? I didn't think there was a threshold for accepting an answer.

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    They should be able to checkmark it as accepted.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Mar 1, 2019 at 18:42
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    If i remember correctly, there's a certain amount of time that the user should wait before marking an answer as accepted, after asking the question. I think it was about 15 minutes, but I'm not sure.
    – Johansson
    Mar 2, 2019 at 9:21
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    Yes, the time limit is 15 minutes.
    – fuxia Mod
    Mar 3, 2019 at 9:25

1 Answer 1


Accepting an answer is not a reputation-based privilege. Anyone (including a fresh new user having 1 reputation) can accept an answer to their questions as soon as possible by clicking the checkmark icon below the downvote icon. Also, only 1 answer can be accepted on each question.

Looks like the user was mixing "upvote" with "accept", which indeed, is a 15-reputation privilege. Compared to accepting an answer, multiple answers can be upvoted.

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