I asked a question on Stack Overflow, but the "accept" checkmarks are missing in the answers.


I'm going through the documentation but not finding anything about accepting an answer becoming impossible after a certain amount of time but can't find anything.

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    Did you set a bounty on it at some point?
    – mmyers
    Dec 15, 2009 at 20:43
  • I'm not sure but I don't think so, no... Would that make a difference? Would't the one answer have been auto-accepted?
    – Pekka
    Dec 15, 2009 at 20:46

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You set a bounty on it around December 7th. (You can take a look at your reputation graph and look for a point in time where that question cost you more than 50 reputation).

The reason there was no auto-accept is likely because no answer met the criteria for an auto accept, and if there is no eligible answer at the end of the bounty, then an answer can never be accepted.

  • Ah I see. I must have overlooked this bounty. Thanks. Is there any other way to get additional points to the answer?
    – Pekka
    Dec 15, 2009 at 21:13
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    I think the only way is for more people to upvote it.
    – Brandon
    Dec 15, 2009 at 21:33
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    There should be a way to reset the acceptance eligibility.. as it is now, the question is effectively dead. No one likes dead questions! :(
    – Ether
    Dec 16, 2009 at 0:34

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