I have recently asked this question Knowing that most students submit assignments right around the deadline, is it advisable not to set deadline that is very late at night? on Academia. It has attracted several very interesting answers, high-quality IMHO and that have been abundantly up-voted by the community.
There are two specific answers that I feel address complementary aspects of an "ideal" reply. Naturally, I have up-voted both, since both are of interest to a potential viewer of the question.
My question is: what strategy to adopt when choosing which most helpful answer to accept?
I have been considering several options:
- Choose between one or the other. This would not be fair to either in my view, since their replies are truly complementary, i.e. make sense when taken together.
- Choose neither, and post my own solution "cannibalizing" elements of both. Not my favorite choice from a moral standpoint.
- Choose somebody else's answer. There are several other very good answers, but they just do not show the completeness of these two.
- Choose not to choose, accepting no answer. But this would leave the question eternally open, when in fact I think the elements given in the answers go quite a long way to solving the original question as posed.
There is no immediate hurry, since the question has only been up for around 12 hours. However, I would appreciate any thoughts on making my final choice.