I've just asked my first question here, and got some helpful answers. However, I am not by any means an expert on the English language, and therefore lack the capability to discern whether or not the answers are correct.
Anyone can link to references, but I have no comprehension of the validity of the references or the answers given to my questions.
I come from the Stack Overflow world, where it's often easy to tell if an answer is "correct" (test the code - if it works, the answer is correct in at least some way). In this medium however, there isn't really a way to check your answers for "correctness" other than weighing peer agreement. References can be wrong or misinterpreted, and as I said - I have no idea which references to trust.
I do understand that "correct" and "accepted" are two different things, but nothing irks me more than to see a blatantly incorrect answer accepted.
In general, should I do what I normally do (accept the answer that helped me the most), or leave the question alone for a while and let the votes help me make that decision? Perhaps I should not accept an answer at all?
Addendum: If someone would share a few links to sites that are considered trusted (or never to be trusted) references, that would also help me greatly.