Others have asked similar questions but bear with me for a second.
At present an accepted answer has the following visibility:
- It is moved to the top of the answers listing.
- It get's a big green tick.
- The background colour of the answer text changes.
This is great in situations where the OP has gone and tried the answer and found it to solve the problem perfectly.
Sometimes they don't and it is obvious from the number of votes for other answers that they may have been hasty in accepting the answer.
I propose that 3 visual cues for an accepted answer unfairly causes it to be more visible than sometimes better answers and I wonder if we couldn't improve the situation by changing the dynamics a little.
Would you consider a variation of any of the visibility cues? If so how would you alter it?