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I answered a question incorrectly, but it was accepted. How can I delete it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow Accepted Answer recipient to give it away I answered a question incorrectly. Bizarrely, it was accepted. Now I can't delete it. Since I don't stand by the answer and ...
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Removing the accepted status from a answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow Accepted Answer recipient to give it away Surely this should be changed or allow me to delete my answer. Clearly my answer is wrong (there is a answer just after it ...
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Why is there no justice in the world? (Or, “Let enlightened fellows pass the baton.”) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow Accepted Answer Recipient to Give It Away Let me start with a short story: Several years ago a car in front of me freaked when he saw a police car on the side of the ...
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Allow transfer of accept [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow Accepted Answer recipient to give it away I'm in a situation where I'm one of many people who have answered a pretty basic question, and luckily for me I managed to get ...
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Allow author of accepted answer to delete it in certain circumstances

I made a mistake today. I answered a question incorrectly. (A C# question, no less. My head is truly hanging in shame.) Unfortunately, by the time this was pointed out, the answer had already been ...
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Please don't delete accepted answers just because you disagree with them

I just noticed that Jeff has deleted this highly-upvoted accepted answer (10ks only) to this question. The answer is good and complete. It's highly upvoted (+19). It's the accepted answer. Its ...
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1answer
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Rejecting an Acception

What happens when you answer someone's question, they accept your answer, but then you find out that your answer is wrong and the asker hasn't revoked the check mark. Could there be some way for the ...
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Should we allow the poster of an accepted answer to opt out of the top answer space?

Because deletion of accepted answers has been rejected (and so has been transferring accepted answer status to other answers), I propose an alternative: posters should be able to waive placement of ...
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Contesting a selected answer to an apparently abandoned question

Similar to this feature request: Allow Accepted Answer recipient to give it away... and in the vain of several complaints like this one: How do I request attention of an expert in a subject when an ...
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1answer
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Reward someone who edited their answer as obsolete to point to mine

I've been active on SO since 2009, and have seen many old questions get new answers as technology changes. Sometimes the accepted answer becomes suboptimal, and the OP is no longer active to mark ...