This is what I commented when someone said this should be the accepted answer. My opinion hasn't changed.
Should be the accepted answer. – Nate Barbettini 2 days ago
@NateBarbettini I didn't accept because this answer focused on what to do to a heat burn not why butter is bad. I upvoted because a lot of time and effort was clearly put in (and all the information seemed correct) but it was posted at 08:54:51, which quite a lot after I had accepted the previous answer at 08:05:28. I do know I can un accept and accept a new answer but a) I don't like doing that because it's like giving someone a prize and then taking it away later and b) As I said, this is a good answer for what to do if you have a heat burn, but not would butter help on burns?. – Tim
I stand by what I said. An accepted answer means my problem has been solved, so when an answer solves my question, I accept it. I am unlikely to un accept and accept another, however I do often upvotes a later answer. As @Shlublu says, there is nothing wrong with accepting an answer as soon as it answers the question.
Yes, it was a quick accept (10 minutes) but what are accepts for? If people want to not answer the question because I've accepted it, more fool them. If they're just here for the accept rep bonus, they're here for the wrong reasons.
I'd also like to add that I wouldn't have accepted this answer in the first place. As I have said, multiple times, this is a very good (I'd go so far as to say exceptionally good) answer for
"What to do if you have a heat burn", but not
"Would butter help on burns?". I am honoured that someone would take the time to write an answer like that, but I do want my question answered (which he did) but it had no more information than the previous one that had been written (and accepted).
Now maybe I am accepting too fast. I can see why people think that - I am supporting the FGITW problem, but I think that is reasonable. The quickest answer does get the reward if it is good enough. I would never accept a one word answer as quickly as I accepted that but, it answered my question, and I wanted to reward them. I have upvoted the later answer, and I can see it has got more votes than the other, but I'm not going to change my decision (or my future habits) based on this Meta Discussion.