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I usually wait a week to accept an answer on any of my questions-- and by that I mean I always forget to go back and accept answers on all of my questions. I just went to like 10-20 of my questions and popped the green-check on nearly 20 at the same time.

Other than spamming @OrganicMarble, @RusselBorogove and @uhoh (I think I accepted 3-4 from each of them) is there any downside to bulk-accepting old answers to questions?

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    $\begingroup$ I honestly can't think of any problem with this. I suppose in the unlikely event you accepted a high proportion of a single user's answers at once it might appear to be some kind of reputation shenanigans, but I don't think that's really going to be an issue. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage May 20 at 21:32
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage that was what I was worried about, I saw what occurred with another user (who I will not name). Honestly, I could give a flying fig about fake points-- but like to give users theirs in-case they like 'em. $\endgroup$ – Magic Octopus Urn May 20 at 21:32
  • $\begingroup$ Can any of the mods tell us: Can this trigger an automatic "voting reversal"? $\endgroup$ – DrSheldon May 21 at 2:19
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    $\begingroup$ @DrSheldon The exact details of those algorithms are opaque by design, but I have never seen acceptance reversed programmatically. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage May 21 at 13:10
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    $\begingroup$ I am pretty certain this is fine - that usage pattern matches how various folks do it. They'll see a number of unaccepted ones on their profile page, and go in to sort that out, especially if they are intermittent visitors. $\endgroup$ – Rory Alsop May 21 at 18:49
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I've done something similar a few times and wondered similar things each time. I haven't seen any complaints. Since there are both [active] and [newest] listings available, it's easy for people to ignore a block of accepted answers.

active and newest

Over the centuries SE has evolved to be pretty robust.

A similar thing happens when there is a manual tag-adjustment on a group of questions. For example just now:

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