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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Acceptance % gone? [duplicate]

Why can't I see my acceptance rate (%) in my StackOverflow questions as I used to? Did that functionality was removed? I've been looking into several people questions and I cannot see their ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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! https://serverfault.com/questions/58780/ - a commenter has chastised an OP for having a low acceptance ...
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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 ...
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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/...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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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 ...
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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." ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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? ...
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Are there any current metrics on accept rates?

It seems as of late that the overall amount of accepted questions has dramatically decreased. It may be the tags I hang around in but am unsure. I guess I'm curious if it seems that way to anyone ...

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