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How does accept rate work? [duplicate]

What is accept rate? Why doesn't accept rate always appear? How is the accept rate calculated? What does "accepting an answer" mean? How do I do it? Related: How does accepting an answer work?
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Will the "Accept rate" score encourage unwanted behavior? [duplicate]

I understand the idea behind showing a users "accept rate" when they post a question, which is to encourage people to accept answers to their questions but it seems like it can/will encourage unwanted ...
Scott Dorman's user avatar
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Stop nagging new users about their accept rate [duplicate]

I'm on Stack Overflow and will stop using this site due to pests. The 'accept an answer' is fine if: the person who asked the question found utility in an answer has enough knowledge to recognize a ...
wantTheBest's user avatar
8 votes
4 answers

Remove accept rate display from questions, move it to the profile page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let’s stop displaying a user’s accept rate I know this is a bold proposal: I suggest we do not display the "Accept Rate" on questions under the user name. It has no ...
user avatar
17 votes
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Abolish the accept rate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's stop displaying a user's accept rate This feature request is simple: Remove the accept rate from the user card. No user should ever see another's accept rate. The rationale ...
user avatar
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Accept rate stat not visible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let’s stop displaying a user’s accept rate Am I missing something in my configuration or browser setup? The Accept Rate stat is no longer visible for every user I have ...
Steve's user avatar
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2 votes
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What happened to the percent of accepted answers? [duplicate]

I'm sure this is a dup, but what happened to this feature? Not too long ago, people's name had the percent of questions on which they accepted an answer. I don't remember reading that it changed in ...
ripper234's user avatar
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Discouraging profiles that never follow up on their own questions [duplicate]

I'm not sure whether to describe this as a question or a suggestion, but... Every so often a question receives some good answers, but the question author never follows up on those, never approves any ...
vitaly-t's user avatar
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Is the accept rate still shown anywhere? [duplicate]

I read Let's stop displaying a user's accept rate and I'm wondering if we can still see our accept rate or not? If yes how?
Pradip Kharbuja's user avatar
810 votes
15 answers

Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Replace accept rate with citizenship level

I see that accept rate has now been removed from display on questions. I think this is not a great solution for reasons that waffles explained well. Take it away waffles! On one hand accept rate ...
Jeff Atwood's user avatar
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1 answer

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 ...
111 votes
19 answers

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 ...
Marc Gravell's user avatar
301 votes
3 answers

Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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New phenomenon: Rage Unaccepting

Now that accept rate is no longer displayed users can silently unaccept answers without anyone noticing. I happened to notice by chance that this user (who is a long time member without any other ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
36 votes
10 answers

Introducing new user onboarding project

Following the Public Platform Q2 2021 roadmap, the team is kicking off the new user onboarding project and announcing our plans for the product-discovery phase. New user onboarding – Purpose We see ...
Lisa Park's user avatar
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Problem with users not accepting answers

I am facing a recurring problem on Stack Overflow that goes like this: Someone asks a question. I answer, and we chat until their problem is solved. Then they leave the site, forgetting to upvote ...
Tofeeq's user avatar
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102 votes
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Show alert for users with 0% (or low) acceptance rate [duplicate]

Is it possible to show alert (on top, like the alerts for new badges for example) for users with 0% accept rate when they log in, with text like "Please improve your accept rate" and link to page ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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9 answers

If you really want to reduce the snark level

So, the death of WSOIN (What Stack Overflow is Not) was intended to help reduce the snarky comment level. I don't see any diminution of the volume of sarcastic comments added to weak questions. I don'...
Rosinante's user avatar
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32 votes
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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 ...
CSharperWithJava's user avatar
15 votes
5 answers

Should your Accept rate only be known to you? [closed]

I see the Accept rate as being counter productive to the site. I (incorrectly) answered a question about whether the accept rate should be shown on the Mobile version of the Site as that I was glad it ...
davidsleeps's user avatar
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23 votes
4 answers

Should I accept wrong answers to boost my accept rate?

I have posted questions on SO for which I have received answers that do not answer the question. No correct answers were offered (I guess I have really good questions ;) ) People tell me my accept ...
JNF's user avatar
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38 votes
4 answers

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 ...
Shyju's user avatar
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14 votes
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What answer to accept?

There are so many good answers to my questions that it's sometimes hard to decide what answer to designate as accepted. I really feel that more than one is "accepted." What should one do in this ...
stianl's user avatar
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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 ...
Laykes's user avatar
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10 votes
5 answers

Should users be discouraged from asking new questions until they've accepted a certain % or deleted old unaccepted questions?

I've been doing a lot of reading on Meta about this subject and I cannot find a definitive answer or view of what people think regarding this question. So, apologies if this has already been covered/...
djdd87's user avatar
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11 votes
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Chastising users for non-acceptance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it appropriate to comment on people's accept rate? It has begun! - a commenter has chastised an OP for having a low acceptance ...
Mark Henderson's user avatar
10 votes
5 answers

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 ...
Álvaro González's user avatar
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3 answers

Comment regarding accept rate removed

Earlier today I made a comment on this question, pointing out to the OP that he might want to accept answers and that he could find out how and why in this oft quoted thread. I see now that this ...
Bart's user avatar
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How can we deter users from prompting question-askers to improve their accept rate?

I'm tired of people whinging in question comments about people's accepted answer rate. Can we have a button by the answer rate that people can click to say "hey! improve this!"? Maybe if a threshold ...
Jeff Yates's user avatar
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23 votes
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Actually how important is accepting an answer to the Stack Exchange model?

At the moment the answer seems to be not really. It's not appropriate to comment on the accept-rate and there have been various suggestions ranging from moving it to the profile page to displaying it ...
ben is uǝq backwards's user avatar
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2 answers

How should we treat "don't forget to accept my answer" comments? [duplicate]

New users already have a reminder to accept an answer on their question. So I don't see the need in general for this post-answer badgering, even if it is intended to be genuine constructive help (...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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28 votes
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Showing Stack Overflow's reputation for OP here on Meta [closed]

On all meta sites except this one, the meta reputation is the same as on the main site. However being the "super meta" site, reputation here is independent. All good. Since many times the questions ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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4 answers

Low accept rate more prominent when asking a question

When looking around at questions I often see people asking with very low, sometimes 0 accept rates, and the first comments are almost always something along the lines of "work on your accept rate." ...
berry120's user avatar
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37 votes
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Suggest Stack Overflow users with zero accept rates to accept some answers

This proposal is for Stack Overflow only, where questions usually get an objective answer, and where the answer rate is pretty good. If a user has asked several questions, and hasn't accepted a ...
Andrew Grimm's user avatar
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22 votes
3 answers

Create a system-generated comment for users with 0% accept rate

When a user posts his first question in which his accept rate appears, if the accept rate is zero (i.e. the user has not accepted any answers), the system should generate a single comment under his ...
user avatar
17 votes
7 answers

Don't calculate accepted answer rate on meta

Meta is a discussion site and accepting an answer on many questions makes no sense. Since this statistic is now reported, it may be taken as a measure of the level of participation. For a discussion ...
tvanfosson's user avatar
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9 votes
5 answers

What is the incentive to accept answers now? Should we have one?

In order to keep down comments about people's accept rates, accept rates are no longer displayed. However, that leads to a question: what is the incentive to accept answers now? Are we in a situation ...
Nicol Bolas's user avatar
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-3 votes
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Skipping questions from users who don't accept

Is there a way to filter out questions from users who don't accept answers? It seems like a great waste of my time if I'm not even sure they're going to come back.
Epsilon Prime's user avatar
3 votes
4 answers

What should be done with questions marked as [Resolved]?

For example: These two questions the OP marked as [Resolved] and left no explanation of how: [Resolved]Zend Framework: Add form in layout [Resolved]Zend Framework: Ajax post data What should be ...
Naftali's user avatar
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13 votes
3 answers

Can we stop rushing people to accept an answer?

While it's worse when the author of the answer bugs the OP to accept their answer (for whatever reason - maybe they don't now there's a waiting period, maybe they don't know the asker knows how to ...
Aaron Bertrand's user avatar
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8 votes
5 answers

Ways to encourage users to 'Accept' answers

I have thought about ways to encourage people to accept answers on SO (and other sites). I am not certain the best possible way. I would like to encourage feedback as to what you think. Here are a few ...
Chuck Burgess's user avatar
6 votes
3 answers

Is time relevant for getting better answers?

Can you get better answers on Stack Overflow when a question is asked at a certain time of the day? Let's say the question is asked in the morning (GMT), will it attract more attention than a ...
Mare Infinitus's user avatar
46 votes
1 answer

Incentivizing question askers to accept an answer (Possible future Winter Bash hat?)

As others have mentioned, it is incredibly frustrating to answer a question and then never have the asker accept any of the responses as the answer. It's not only frustrating as someone who likes to ...
Tammy Shipps's user avatar
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2 answers

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: "...
Violet Giraffe's user avatar
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Reduce or eliminate accepted answer bonus

Accept rate dunning has become a meme around here. Yes, we have the accelerated comment deletion feature, but I don't think it's enough. So long as the green check is such a large rep bonus, it will ...
Rosinante's user avatar
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2 votes
4 answers

What if my problem does not have a solution [duplicate]

I asked a question and got some answers. Some of them describes why my problem does not have a real solution. Do I need to select one of them as the accepted answer? I'll sharpen the question: Does ...
Itay Gal's user avatar
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7 votes
3 answers

Should one help educate new users who may not know how to accept answers?

Following on from Check mark discoverability seems to be low for new users, I've taken to commenting with the following proforma whenever I see a 0% accept rate a question from a new user who has ...
eggyal's user avatar
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9 votes
2 answers

My question was resolved through a comment

A kind person resolved an issue by a throwaway one-liner in a comment instead of an answer. Bearing in mind that I cannot seem to vote on their comment, how do I: Reward them with some reputation? ...
mosi's user avatar
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I was going to answer your question til I saw your accept rate [closed]

I'd like a little button under questions from users with low accept rate to indicate "I have the knowledge you seek, but couldn't be bothered typing it for you". I'm not sure what the title of the ...
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