I recently asked this question and got six answers that seem pretty reasonable. I didn't have a specific answer in mind and there probably won't be many results from the advice for a while.

How do I decide which is the better answer in this particular case?

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Accepting an answer is meant to say that the answer was the most useful to you personally; it's okay to leave it unchecked if you don't have a preference. Accepting an answer also doesn't mean you can't change your mind later if a better answer comes along.

In this case, I'd definitely find some of the posted answers more helpful than others. But that's me.

You can find more in the help center: What does it mean when an answer is "accepted"?

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    I'd like to add that you don't have to choose an answer immediately. I often don't know which answer will be the most helpful before I have tried the advice I have received. There are questions where I have accepted an answer several years after I asked them.
    – user5645
    Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 12:30
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    I do have one question on GDSE I've left open for two years (as of right now) because I still haven't found an answer. I don't like to leave it open, but so far none of the suggestions have worked for me. Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 1:00
  • @LaurenIpsum Maybe you will accept my answer? :-)
    – user5645
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 11:40
  • @what Can you hack together something which works exactly like iBiz? and not charge hundreds of dollars for? :) Because iBiz was about $45, give or take, and as a single programmer doing a custom job you'd be perfectly justified in charging $250 and up. Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 11:47
  • @LaurenIpsum Ah, well, okay, I guess not...
    – user5645
    Commented Oct 10, 2016 at 11:56

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