Let's say I posted a ridiculously easy ridde:
I am hot.
I am bright.
I disappear in the night.
Now, OctopusLover1337 postes and answer:
You are the sun.
1 minute later, MrFabulous1234 also postes an answer:
You are the sun!
"I am hot" -
The sun is hot
"I am bright" -
The sun is bright
"I disappear in the night" -
The sun disappears when it's night
(Please just imagine spoiler hiding, I couldn't figure out how to do nested block quotes)
OctopusLover1337 was first, but MrFabulous1234 posted a way more detailed answer, which explains every single line. What should I do in scenario A, when OctopusLover1337 doesn't edit his answer anymore? And what should I do in scenario B, when OctopusLover1337 does edit his answer 5 minutes later, also explaining each line?
In scenario A I think the answer is obvious, I would accept MrFabulous1234's answer, because it's the better answer. But in scenario B OctopusLover1337 edits his answer so it becomes a good one, and he also was first. But MrFabulous1234 posted a detailed answer right away, but it was after OctopusLover1337's initial answer.
Is "first answer" a valid reason to accept it if both answers are the same quality after an edit?