Sometimes an answer that is accepted is incomplete or even wrong yet it masks the correct answer. This is an example

JSON serialization of enum as string

Would be nice for community moderators to be able to reorder the answer to make the correct one more visible.

  • there is a line written below explains everything "Anyone reading this, please scroll down and see ob's answer"
    – Neel
    Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 9:11
  • Moderators are not necessarily experts in everything a site covers. They should not be expected to be able to rank answers in terms of accuracy.
    – JonW
    Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 9:16
  • Users can flag it, the moderator does not need to be an expert to judge from the number of votes and comments that reordering the answers would be helpful.
    – Mehran
    Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 9:18
  • See also - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/201634/…
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 9:18

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All the accepted answer means is that it's the answer than helped the questioner the most.

As a 3rd party you should be looking at what the community thinks is the best answer - which is the one that has the highest score. This appears directly below the accepted answer when the answers are sorted by votes (the default).

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