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I asked an (upvoted) question a year ago but never received any answer.

At this moment it also isn't that important to me since I solved it in a completely different way.

Should I remove the question to have my acceptance rate at 100% again?
Or just leave it unanswered?

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I take it the "completely different way" wouldn't be an answer to the question as asked then? –  Ben Brocka Jan 6 '13 at 13:34
If there is no answer at all to the question, it doesn't count for the accept rate anyway. –  Daniel Fischer Jan 6 '13 at 14:59
@Roeland: your visible acceptance rate is at 100%. –  David Robinson Jan 6 '13 at 17:34
Yes, now it is. –  Roeland Jan 6 '13 at 18:01

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

If you solved it, you can post an answer yourself. If not you can leave it for other users. Someone else might find a solution to it and post it. And in the future it might be useful to others.

Accept rate does not mean a thing. Don't remove questions for the sake of it!

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It might not mean a thing, but it is very visible when you ask a question. An upvoted unanswered question shouldn't be counted in the accept rate. –  Roeland Jan 6 '13 at 13:49
I doubt you will ever get a comment about your accept rate not being 100% –  juergen d Jan 6 '13 at 13:51
For the calculation of the accept rate see here –  juergen d Jan 6 '13 at 13:52
@Roeland Unanswered questions (to the best of my knowledge) do not count towards accept rate. –  Bart Jan 6 '13 at 13:53
No, but people my not respond if it is low. But I think you are correct in not deleting a question for this reason. –  Roeland Jan 6 '13 at 13:53
@Roeland I'd argue getting rid of it altogether, but even in my experiences with accept rate I've never seen badgering happen for users close to 100%. –  Bart Jan 6 '13 at 13:55

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