How long should I keep my questions un-closed?

I've already got some answers, but some interesting comments and even some additional answers are still arriving and I wouldn't want that to stop. On the other hand, the questions have basically been answered and I don't feel any urgent need to start a bounty on them.

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Quick point of clarification: Selecting an answer does not "close" a question. Questions can still be answered and improved (and should be). Selecting an answer is just your way of indicating which answer best solved your problem. There's always room for more/better answers.

Personally, I like to wait until no further answers seem to be immediately forthcoming. I wait at least a few days to give everyone a chance to contribute and answer. Then I "select" the answer that I find most useful.

  • Aaaah, I see. Thank you Robert!!!
    – brilliant
    Commented Dec 6, 2010 at 20:15
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    @brillant, You'll have to keep in mind that selecting an answer does not lock the accepted answer. If you accept an answer and later someone post a better answer, you can change the accepted answer.
    – Eldroß
    Commented Dec 7, 2010 at 12:05
  • @Eldros - didn't know that. Thanks.
    – ukayer
    Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 4:38

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