Linked Questions

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Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users

As a disclaimer, I must admit this may benefit me (I haven't checked), but probably not as significantly as most others. This issue is also something that has prevented me from answering questions by ...
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6answers
612 views

Encourage users to select 'Accepted Answer' for old Questions

As well all know there are a lot of questions which never get accepted answers. Some might be justified as no one has answered them yet, or the OP doesn't feel that the question has been answered to ...
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71answers
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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51answers
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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1answer
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How does accepting an answer work?

What does it mean to accept an answer? How do I accept an answer, and what are the rules? Can I accept my own self-answer? What are the reputation benefits? Which answer should I accept? Should I ...
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19answers
4k views

Is it appropriate to comment on people's accept rate? [closed]

I've seen a lot of comments on SO, of the kind (paraphrasing brutally): (on questions) if you start accepting some answers, I might deign to post a reply (on answers) good answer, but perhaps too ...
278
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1answer
37k views

How do suggested edits work?

When clicking "edit" I see: Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome edits that make the post easier to understand and more valuable for readers. Because ...
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2answers
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Anyone with a “visited: 3652 days, 3652 consecutive” in their profile?

Back in May, 27th 2009, the Stack Overflow team introduced a little counter to monitor the consecutive days you visited the site. And 30 days later (June 26th 2009), the first "Enthusiast" badges were ...
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5answers
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Is excessive bounty hunting good etiquette?

I figured I'd confront this question directly, because it's been on my mind since I started answering questions on SO again as a recreation. I've been trying to increase my reputation on SO by ...
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6answers
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Feature Request: “WAKE UP and accept my answer please”

Sometimes you give an answer to a question where: You know it is the right answer You know it resolves OP's problems There's no answer "better" than yours You have spent time and effort on it Other ...
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2answers
717 views

Remind new users to choose some answers?

I've seen some new users lately with very low rep that are asking away and not selecting answers. This hurts them and others. It hurts them because they don't gain the rep of having selected an answer,...
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3answers
165 views

What if I answer a question that I know is correct and the user uses but doesn't mark as accepted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is with people not marking their questions as answered? Is there anything I can do if I answer a question for a user which I know to be a correct answer and they use it ...
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3answers
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New users who don't realise how to accept an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improve the indication to askers that they can accept answers to questions I am fed up of posting answers where new users don't realise that they have to click the tick icon ...
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4answers
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Anything to do when a good answer is provided but none accepted? [duplicate]

If you look at this question, there is a highly-rated answer, which happens to be mine, and there are also two zero-rated answers; however, none are accepted. What is community policy / best practice? ...
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2answers
276 views

Can we have an option to disable the “don't forget to accept” reminder?

The biggest peeve is sometimes I vote up an answer mid-way through reading it, and the "don't forget to accept" message blocks the remaining text, so I scramble and triple-click it until it closes. ...
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2answers
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Am I the only one annoyed by that “Have you considered accepting an answer or blah-blah-blah…”?

Every time I see the "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" message it makes me feel guilty, which I don't think I am for simply asking an open-ended ...
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1answer
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Don't Remind Me to “Consider Accept Answers” on StackExchange

Being a veteran SO user and an active SE participator, it is quite-- erm, how to put it nicely--amusing to see me being reminded again and again to "not forget to mark an accepted answer" whenever I ...