Afaik, I have awarded and answer to every question and would expect a 100% accept rate.

However, there have been some questions which were so esoteric that they got no replies or where I figured it out for myself before an answer was posted.

Could it be that the accept rate is calculated by # questions asked (ignoring deletions) and # answers awarded?

If so, should it be that way? (I'm not too concerned about my rate in asking how it should be, just genuinely interested in the reasoning)


You have not accepted answers to these questions. Only non-wiki questions with at least 1 answer and that are not closed are eligible. If you have discovered a solution, post and accept that solution.

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    @JeffM There should be 20 questions in that search. I saw that question in the listing - it stood out as it's the only question I've looked at and there was only one "visited" link. You can also doublecheck by hovering over the 91% - it says "205 out of 225 eligible", and there are 20 results on that page when I checked. You probably have one or more tags ignored among those questions, which may be hiding them. – Grace Note Jan 13 '11 at 0:12
  • +1 (and to Grace) and the answer. Thanks, I have bookmarked that. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 13 '11 at 1:54
  • +1 Thanks. I have tided up all of those and now have a 96% accept rate. I sthat beacuase I deleted some questions, or because I answered some of my own questions ? – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 14 '11 at 3:02
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    @Mawg Looks to me like you have a 100% accept rate—may have just taken a while to update. FYI, Deleted questions don't count, self-answer is the same as any accept. – waiwai933 Jan 14 '11 at 5:20
  • +1 thanks for that. Yes, must take some time – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 16 '11 at 4:06

it is #answers accepted/from #of q asked/

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  • +1 for replying, but does # questions asked include those that were deleted? – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 13 '11 at 1:55
  • it should not hopefully.. – andrewk Jan 13 '11 at 1:56

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