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Is there any point on showing acceptance rate on meta? While we want to encourage accepting answers if someone explains how to do something, a lot of questions such as feature requests or discussion really don't really have a correct answer to accept. Furthermore, several valid suggestions get no answers because no-one has anything else substantial to add

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    i think acceptance rate is meaningless on any of these sites. if you're using a poster's acceptance rate as a filter for whether you should write up an answer to the question, You're Doing It Wrong. – quack quixote May 15 '10 at 11:15
  • @Quack: I have to disagree. I am willing to go to more effort for those who have taken the time to learn how the site works – Casebash May 15 '10 at 11:28
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No, it is essentially meaningless. (Look at mine!)

Because Meta is primarily focused on discussion, it is unlikely that most questions qualify for even having best answers.

  • I never look at acceptance rates on meta because questions don't always have a definitive answer. However, I tend to mark an answer as accepted because others do consider the acceptance rate important. – IAbstract May 15 '10 at 13:25
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I think its important.

Say you ask for a feature request and it gets denied, you still have an answer (you might not like the answer) but an answer still.

I think if you are asking for a feature request, but no one has anything to add, then perhaps it is either not a good suggestion, or it needs to be thought out a little more?

  • StackOverflow doesn't officially reply to every suggestion. Besides: I think that this is a good idea despite no answers – Casebash May 15 '10 at 11:30

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