How is it possible that my MSO accept rate is 100% when I've only accepted 7 of 10 (now 11) questions? I realize the accept rate on MSO is considered to be completely than on other SE sites but is the calculation different as well?

Sorry if this is a dupe, I searched but the only question tagged with both and is this one which seems to be unrelated.


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Accept rate doesn't take into account questions that have no answers (since there's nothing to accept): of the questions on your profile that have no accepted answer, only one has answers.

Additionally, as balpha noted in the comments, only questions that are older than three days count. Since the one question with answers is only a day old, it's not reflected in your accept rate yet.

  • It also ignores closed Qs doesn't it?
    – Ben Brocka
    Mar 18, 2012 at 0:43
  • Is this true of all SE sites?
    – M.Babcock
    Mar 18, 2012 at 0:44
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    @M.Babcock Yes.
    – user149432
    Mar 18, 2012 at 0:44
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    @BenBrocka As far as I'm aware, that's correct: closed (and deleted) questions don't count.
    – user149432
    Mar 18, 2012 at 0:44
  • @MarkTrapp - Thanks for the explanation. It makes sense, but makes it's a bit confusing (probably even more so with users new to SE).
    – M.Babcock
    Mar 18, 2012 at 0:47
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    "given it was just asked yesterday and accept rate -- like most metrics -- is cached, that question is not reflected in your total yet" -- Note that (caching or not), it wouldn't be counted before the question is three days old anyway. cc @M.Babcock
    – balpha StaffMod
    Mar 18, 2012 at 7:25
  • @balpha Ah thanks: learn something new every day.
    – user149432
    Mar 18, 2012 at 7:35

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