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Accepting answers, what’s it all about?

How can I accept answers?

I have a 0% accept rate, and I don't know how to increase it, can someone explain how this works?

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  • StackOverflow is not a forum Feb 15, 2010 at 22:22
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    @Chacha: "A forum is a place, situation, or group in which people exchange ideas and discuss issues" - seems to fit the bill to me. Maybe you could try answering the question instead of getting bogged down in semantics for the purpose of deriding the one asking the question.
    – Chris
    Feb 15, 2010 at 22:25
  • @Chris I did .. look at the comments for the first answer and try not to get your USB cords in a knot... Feb 15, 2010 at 22:25
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    I think @Chacha102 was referring to the traditional example of a "forum" online, which is not what Stack Overflow is. I would assume the average 3k+ user can tell the difference between PHPBB and Stack Overflow.
    – Sampson
    Feb 15, 2010 at 22:28
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    Shame on you all for answering without finding the many dupes: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5234/…
    – Ether
    Feb 15, 2010 at 22:34
  • @Ether I usually agree with such sentiments, but based on their rep scores, they don't look like hardened score gamers. Aug 20, 2012 at 23:07

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You have to accept answers to your questions.

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  • how that works?
    – jona
    Feb 15, 2010 at 22:22
  • i don't see a icon where I can click to accept answers to my questions
    – jona
    Feb 15, 2010 at 22:22
  • You click the check mark next to the answer you find the most correct or helpful to your question. Feb 15, 2010 at 22:23
  • Yes, there is a button that looks like a grey V beside the vote up/down buttons on your questions. (@Meta, maybe the accept answer button should be more obvious? I've seen a lot of people mess this up)
    – Earlz
    Feb 15, 2010 at 22:26
  • @earlz: I agree, sometimes a button really needs to look like a button before people will know to click it. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:50
  • @Greg, wasn't that discussed in one of Joel's articles?
    – Earlz
    Feb 16, 2010 at 18:07
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Click on the green check mark to the left of answers.

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You need to tick the little box that says "Accept this answer" next to the answer you want to accept.

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The accept rate is calculated over all your questions. To accept an answer, decide which one best answers your question and click on the tick mark to the left of the answer (under the sum of votes).