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Afaik, I have awarded and answer to every question and would expect a 100% accept rate.

However, there have been some questions which were so esoteric that they got no replies or where I figured it out for myself before an answer was posted.

Could it be that the accept rate is calculated by # questions asked (ignoring deletions) and # answers awarded?

If so, should it be that way? (I'm not too concerned about my rate in asking how it should be, just genuinely interested in the reasoning)

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See: What is accept rate, and how does it work? (you have to accept an answer to every [open, not CW and not deleted] question you asked in order to hit 100%) – Shog9 Jan 12 '11 at 23:49
up vote 4 down vote accepted

You have not accepted answers to these questions. Only non-wiki questions with at least 1 answer and that are not closed are eligible. If you have discovered a solution, post and accept that solution.

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@JeffM There should be 20 questions in that search. I saw that question in the listing - it stood out as it's the only question I've looked at and there was only one "visited" link. You can also doublecheck by hovering over the 91% - it says "205 out of 225 eligible", and there are 20 results on that page when I checked. You probably have one or more tags ignored among those questions, which may be hiding them. – Grace Note Jan 13 '11 at 0:12
    
+1 (and to Grace) and the answer. Thanks, I have bookmarked that. – Mawg Jan 13 '11 at 1:54
    
+1 Thanks. I have tided up all of those and now have a 96% accept rate. I sthat beacuase I deleted some questions, or because I answered some of my own questions ? – Mawg Jan 14 '11 at 3:02
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@Mawg Looks to me like you have a 100% accept rate—may have just taken a while to update. FYI, Deleted questions don't count, self-answer is the same as any accept. – waiwai933 Jan 14 '11 at 5:20
    
+1 thanks for that. Yes, must take some time – Mawg Jan 16 '11 at 4:06

it is #answers accepted/from #of q asked/

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+1 for replying, but does # questions asked include those that were deleted? – Mawg Jan 13 '11 at 1:55
    
it should not hopefully.. – andrewk Jan 13 '11 at 1:56

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