The sole answer for Do lower speed limits reduce gasoline usage? fully addresses the core of my question and I would consider it pretty damn close to a complete answer even though it doesn't directly address the rest of the question. Is this a sign that:

  • My question is too complicated
  • The answer is not complete enough to accept
  • ... ?

My instinct is to either upvote or accept but not both. The upvote would be for an excellent answer; the accept would be admitting that it is close enough. For some reason I hesitate doing both because I am still unsatisfied with regards to the full extent of what I wanted to know. I don't have a problem with this; I am still just trying to understand how to ask and answer questions here.


In this case, I would probably upvote but not accept. While it's a good answer, it doesn't fully answer what was asked in the title: do lower speed limits reduce gasoline usage?

After upvoting his answer, I strongly encourage you to leave a comment on the answer explaining why you did not accept the answer. With a bit of luck, the user will make the appropriate amount of research to completely answer your question (or someone else will, after seeing your comment).

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    ...and, in lieu of the author completing their answer, hopefully users are encouraged to wiki-edit the answer to add the additional info for completeness. May 23 '11 at 18:05

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