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Why is selected greyed answer at top, can we change that? [duplicate]

If an answer is grey after being downvoted so many times, why is it still allowed up top if it is selected answer. To me that just speaks volumes of the ability of the OP to select a useful answer. ...
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0answers
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Allow an accepted answer to become unstuck after it is heavily downvoted [duplicate]

Background Accepted answers are useful to show which answer helped the OP the most and are likely to be helpful to others; therefore they show at the very top of the list of answers; irrespective of ...
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1answer
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Banner claim “The best answers are voted up and rise to the top” is not true [duplicate]

I just saw the banner on SO about "Here's how it works" claiming "The best answers are voted up and rise to the top". That is how I feel it supposed to be, but this is not true. Not the best answer ...
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1answer
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Allow moderators to change the order of answers regardless of selected answer [duplicate]

Sometimes an answer that is accepted is incomplete or even wrong yet it masks the correct answer. This is an example JSON serialization of enum as string Would be nice for community moderators to ...
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0answers
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Why are heavily-downvoted accepted answers still listed first? [duplicate]

The answer that sparked the question is this one where the answerer provided a completely wrong answer to the question and was consequently heavily downvoted. However, the answer seems to have ...
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37answers
8k views

How do we encourage edits to obsolete/out of date answers?

As the network ages and we have answers that are 7+ years old, we run into situations where changes in technology, etc. result in a once great answer becoming out-of-date, obsolete, or somewhat ...
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13answers
3k views

Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature?

Recently, I have answered a few questions that were upvoted by factors more than the accepted answer, but not accepted. This one, at the time of my writing, has an accepted answer that the asker said ...
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8answers
5k views

How aggressively should we maintain and improve very popular questions? [closed]

I was discussing this question on team chat: How do I perform an IF...THEN in an SQL SELECT? This question is a high value asset on the site it was posted, it already has 150k views, 120+ total votes ...
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9answers
1k views

Let's move some negatively scored answers from the top spot

Internally, we've been discussing how we can deal with obsolete or out-of-date answers. A few weeks ago, I requested some feedback on how to encourage edits to these types of answers, while I'm still ...
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5answers
2k views

Keeping special status for Accepted Answers without sticking them to top forever?

I often see complaints about highly voted answers (an indicator of community respect) appearing below an accepted answer which may have far fewer votes e.g. Shouldn't the answer with more votes be ...
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8answers
915 views

How to deal with upvoted yet clearly wrong answers

These 2 questions have clearly wrong answers with upvotes. And they're still getting votes. The log file one especially could be tried out, it would fail, but someone still voted it up. A downvote ...
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5answers
804 views

Shouldn't the answer with more votes be above the accepted answer?

After reviewing this question... I'd like to make an argument for answers that have attained more votes than an accepted answer always be ranked above when answers are being sorted by votes (the ...
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3answers
707 views

Vote ordering of accepted answers has changed: Accepted below top voted

On this question, sorted by votes, the accepted answer is #3 in order of votes. It appears as number 3 in the list as well. Is this new behavior intended? Did I miss something?
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3answers
409 views

What does accepting an answer actually convey (2015 edition)?

From time immemorial, prominent placement for accepted answers has been baked into Stack Exchange. The reason is that, by accepting an answer, the OP is saying "I did that and it worked for me; I don'...
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3answers
443 views

Sometimes show highest answer before accepted answer?

For some questions the accepted answer is not that useful but the OP likes the answer for whatever reason. Later possibly, someone else comes along and provides a better answer (which ends up being ...

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