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Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature?
Community vote for “Accepted Answer” (Rep. >= 5000 only)
Vote to force-accept an answer for someone else's question

I know there has been a lot of discussion on this, but I haven't seen the solution I am presenting now before (despite searching).

There are many questions that either have a good answer that has not been accepted, or the incorrect answer was accepted.

I propose that a system be set up like the 'vote to close' feature. If multiple users with high reputation vote to accept a (different) answer, it is accepted. Of course, it can be voted on to un-accept the answer too.

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marked as duplicate by Grace Note, Michael Mrozek, Adam Davis, waiwai933, jzd Mar 10 '11 at 19:06

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So I can't earn my Unsung Hero Badge anymore? –  RoflcoptrException Mar 10 '11 at 18:42
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Oh, this solution has been presented before, in a few flavors. Here you go –  Grace Note Mar 10 '11 at 18:45
    
@Rofl: not unless it gets past everyone else :) –  Jonah Mar 10 '11 at 18:45
    
@Grace: ah. Okay, so I guess nobody likes the idea. –  Jonah Mar 10 '11 at 18:51
    
Why can't I vote to close my own question? Oh yeah, not enough rep on meta... –  Jonah Mar 10 '11 at 18:52
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For the most part. The purpose of "acceptance" is to indicate that the author of the question found it acceptable. Community-voted acceptance, then, would not necessarily reflect this. Thus, acceptance loses its meaning if it isn't with the author's blessing. –  Grace Note Mar 10 '11 at 18:52
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