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Poor answers and accept rate [duplicate]

What's the recommended approach when you ask a question and you don't actually get valid answers? It'd normally leave the question as unanswered but, of course, that leads to getting a low acceptance ...
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8answers
311 views

Do I always have to accept an answer? [duplicate]

Sometimes, I am not satisfied with the answers that I get, though some are very good. Do I have to accept an answer or can I just leave the question open?
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19answers
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Let's stop displaying a user's accept rate

My feature request (or anti-feature-request perhaps) is the following: Let's stop displaying a user's accept rate. For those of you who know "Fawlty Towers", the whole issue of a visible accept rate ...
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7answers
763 views

Why accept an answer that isn't an answer? [closed]

First off, I like the idea of accept rate. I'm tired of giving good answers and not having them accepted. The idea of adding another incentive to accept answers was another great idea by SO. I have ...
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4answers
2k views

Unanswered questions and accept rate [closed]

People have been asking me to increase my accept rate on Stack Overflow. So I've gone back to my questions and have been trying to select the best answers. But for some questions, I have not received ...
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6answers
381 views

I am awarding users “Answered” even when they don't answer the question, just so my Accept rate isn't harmed

Of the 26~ish questions that I have asked to date, the majority of these have been questions which aren't directly applicable to many situations. They are broad, and they are really only applicable to ...
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1answer
449 views

Reduce the percentage at which an accept-rate is coloured green

Summary: Since a 70% or higher Accept Rate is considered excellent, make the Accept Rate number turn green at 70%, not 80%. There are a lot of questions on meta about the accept-rate. It seems, to me,...
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3answers
522 views

What's an “answer” in Stack Overflow culture?

This is a question about Stack Overflow culture: What's an "answer"? I recently got dinged by someone because my "accept rate" was so low. So I went back and clicked the Accept checkmark on a couple ...
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2answers
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Was my flag declined unfairly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should the “Not an Answer” flag be used? I have flagged an answer to my question as "not an answer" (which it absolutely isn't) and got it declined with this reason: "...
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2answers
550 views

Is it okay to ask a user to accept my answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Asking for someone to accept your Answer If an OP asks a question and I am the only responder, then the OP states as a comment to my answer, "Thanks that was quite helpful." ...
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5answers
279 views

Accept Rate - how to keep it at 100%?

My accept rate is 89%, even though I have gone to my profile page and viewed all questions I have asked, and each one has been given an answer. What do I have to do in the future or now to prevent my ...
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1answer
164 views

How do I specify that an answer is not the answer and thus maintain my 100% accept rate [closed]

I'd really like to keep my 100% accept rate. But one question I asked has a great suggestion in the comments, but the answer supplied misreads the question, as the author admits in the comments. The ...
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2answers
105 views

What should I do when a user accepted my answer, but it hasn't been tested?

A user accepted this answer, but he says in a comment that he already figure out the answer by himself and that he accepted mine because I answered but he didn't actually test it. What should I do in ...
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1answer
225 views

Accepting answers - just to keep my accept rate at 100%

I find myself often accepting answers, even if no appropriate one is available, just to keep my accept rate at 100%. Is there a better way? (Deleting question?) Or should I just wait longer (put a ...
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2answers
91 views

Questions with no acceptable answer

I asked a question on SO some time ago and none of the answers were appropriate. The question is effectively dead, but it affects my 'accept' rate negatively. What should I do?