What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 131 Stack Exchange communities.

What takes place when a question having an accepted answer is merged with another question which also has an accepted answer? Is one kept, and the other discarded?

If so, what determines which? Is the master answer (belonging to the question that is not deleted after merge) given priority?

share|improve this question
1  
According to Jeff (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/34774/…), merges are rare and only if both questions are 100% duplicate in every way. Chances of both also having identical accepted answers are even rarer. –  o.k.w Feb 19 '10 at 4:26
    
@o.k.w: Good call, but I think this is a great question and deserves an official answer from Jeff. Unfortunately, with him traveling, I'm not sure we'll get it too quickly. –  John Rudy Feb 19 '10 at 4:30
    
@SotU, oh yes, I'm waiting.... :P –  o.k.w Feb 19 '10 at 4:36
1  
Can't we test it? Let me know, I'll ask two test questions, you answer, I'll accept them, and then you merge them –  jmfsg Feb 19 '10 at 17:18
1  
@Downvoter: Just be sure to be creative on the questions! –  balpha Feb 19 '10 at 17:29

1 Answer 1

Currently, the removed question's accepted answer is unaccepted when it's moved to the master question.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .