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Why don't we have Suggest as Answer button near every answer?
I see a lot of unanswered questions (With answer, but not marked) everyday.
It would be great if system can Accept Answer as usefull automatically if there is like 10 suggestions or something.

I am sorry in advance if this is already suggested, but I really think this could be usefull here (I'm talking about all communities in StackExchange).

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marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, Antony, Richard Tingle, Lix, AAA Mar 10 at 12:52

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I am sorry in advance if this is already suggested - don't be sorry. Do some research before asking something that has been asked many many many many many many times before. –  Oded Mar 10 at 12:45

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The semantics (i.e. meaning) of an accepted answer is:

The Question asker has determined this question to be most helpful to them.

That's all it means. And I don't see a reason to change it to mean:

Some members of the community have decided this is the best answer of the bunch.

Why?

Because we already have that. They are what upvotes are for.

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