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The accept check marks are not visible on one of my unaccepted questions on SO: Custom HTTP Basic Authentication for ASP.NET Web Services on .NET 3.5/VS 2008

I am logged in and I see the check marks on other unaccepted questions. Is there a special rule for accepting questions that I am missing? alt text

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@random, added it. –  Eugene Yokota Sep 20 '09 at 6:36

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up vote 7 down vote accepted
  • (maybe obvious, but) are you logged in as the correct user? (I can only see one eed3si9n, so I don't think this is the problem, but sometimes people start with an unregistered account and then have a different registered account - which can be merged by moderators if needed)
  • Did you have an (unsuccessful) bounty or anything like that?

Update: I checked the logs; yes, you did:

eed3si9n -> Bounty creation of 100 rep on question id = 490627 Feb 4 at 5:33 () (-50 rep)

If you add a bounty, then the ability to select an answer is removed after the bounty ends. You didn't select a winner, and none had 2 votes so none was auto-selected. See also Questions where answers can not be accepted, should not count towards the accept rate

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I guess that makes sense. –  Eugene Yokota Sep 20 '09 at 13:10

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