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Allow Accepted Answer recipient to give it away

I answered a question incorrectly.

Bizarrely, it was accepted.

Now I can't delete it.

Since I don't stand by the answer and I know it's incorrect, is there a way that it can be unaccepted so that I can delete it? SO users will be less inclined to offer a correct answer if they see that one has already been accepted.

  • Notify the question author and ask for an unaccept. – Daniel Fischer Jul 16 '12 at 15:06
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The best solution would be editing your answer to fix it.

If you don't want to do that for some reason, comment on it asking the OP to un-accept it.
If that doesn't help (e.g. because the OP stopped using SO or doesn't care) flag it so a moderator can delete it.

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You can flag it for deletion, a moderator will review it and delete the answer if he or she agrees.

Use the 'other' option and make your case.

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