Answer to "Duplicate question"Can I accept an answer if my question has been marked as duplicate?

If so, how? I noticed there is no "check mark" next to the answer that I found usefull (more so than the similar question where I was told I should find my answer)

Stackexchange user21569

  • If you're referring to that specific question: It was posted by "user21568" so you would have to be logged in as that user to see the Accept button.
    – feetwet Mod
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 14:29
  • @feetwet : I am user 21569 (please see photo I added to the question). I don't know why that question comes up under user21568. Any idea ?
    – Alex Doe
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 16:27
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    You should use the "Contact" link to send a message to the CMs asking them to merge the two user accounts. That should get you squared away!
    – feetwet Mod
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 20:16

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Yes, you can. There's nothing to stop the asker to accept an existing answer on their own questions regardless if they're closed or not.

However, you can't accept any answer on questions not owned/asked by you.

On the other hand, feel free to upvote any answers that are helpful to you.

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