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Downvoting question because OP has accepted an answer too early?

Personally no it's not acceptable. First off it's going against what voting is meant to be for where in this case someone is voting because of the Asker's actions to an answer and not because of the ...
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Downvoting question because OP has accepted an answer too early?

To downvote the question because OP accepted an answer quickly? As far as I'm concerned; no, that's not the right thing to do. That said, strictly speaking it's not against the rules; except for ...
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Is it okay not to accept an answer?

You can always wait. Perhaps some time will give you different perspective, or an even better, more canonical answer will come along. You're right that questions here tend to be more subjective than ...
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Roughly half of answered questions have no accepted answer, is this normal?

I cannot answer for others, but I can answer for myself. Sometimes, I am answered, I can accept an answer quickly, great. But as often as not, I go and try one approach, which takes time to write, see ...
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Roughly half of answered questions have no accepted answer, is this normal?

Not every question needs to have an accepted answer. Basically, the checkmark says "this works for me" or "this answer was the most useful one to me", where "I" is the user posting the question. If ...
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Is it okay not to accept an answer?

Technically, choosing a response as an answer does two things: It recognizes a particular answer as particularly helpful or worthwhile. It marks the question as one which has been answered. If you'...
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How do I choose the best answer?

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'...
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Roughly half of answered questions have no accepted answer, is this normal?

I don't ask any questions on Writing. That said, I put very little stock in the checked answer. That's great, it helped one person, but it may not help the most people that have this question or a ...
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Roughly half of answered questions have no accepted answer, is this normal?

Yes, it it appears to be normal for low-traffic, subjective SE sites to have around a 50% unresolved rate. At least on Writing, some of the regulars accept and defend this, and actively participate ...
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Roughly half of answered questions have no accepted answer, is this normal?

Disclaimer: SQL and I are not close friends. https://data.stackexchange.com/writers/query/edit/1091750#graph If you run the query, you should get: two lines, with the same colour... a nightmare. ...
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