What is the benefit of the acceptance-function when you have the vote-function? Currently the acceptance-function belongs to the user asking the question, not the community as the vote-function does.

As I ask in Ask Different Meta How does answers to questions that was asked by a deleted user get accepted? there is also an issue with this since if a user is deleted, there will be no acceptance. Making acceptance-function a function for the community in some form would enable acceptance even if the user is deleted. Removing the acceptance-function will also solve this issue.

All solutions have both ups-/down-sides. This is why I raise this question so that we could reflect upon it.

  • @JonW not really. The faq does not explain what is the motive behind this system Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 15:53
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    @ShadowWizard I dunno the "...informs others that your issue is resolved." part of the answer is pretty relevant.
    – JonW
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 15:56
  • Thanks for the feedback, and for linking to valuable information. I will probably write another question that focuses more on that the acceptance-function still belonging to the user (and not the community) when the user asking the question has been deleted, as the questions/answers mostly focuses on the benefit of the function when the user has not been removed. Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 9:49


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