Maybe it’s just me, however, there are some questions where there exist much better answers somewhere which are not the accepted one. I understand that for an answer to be accepted, it just need to "work for the proponent of the question".
Nonetheless, a recurrent pattern seems to happen. Many of those answers seem to be chosen as accepted by new users (it happened to me for example). It is also common to see questions with a single answer accepted in less than 24 hours following the same pattern.
I understand that coming from outside, never using this site; it may be tempting to accept the first person who was “nice enough” to answer us or just because of confirmation bias.
So, my question is: Why not giving new users at least 24 hours before they can accept any answer, considering that this is the time frame that most answers occur?