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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Today we changed the way we sort answers on Stack Overflow. We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes ...
Nicolas Chabanovsky's user avatar
-1 votes
2 answers

Don't put heavily downvoted accepted answers at the top [duplicate]

Currently, accepted answers are automatically put at the top when sorted by any criteria, unless it's by the OP. If an accepted answer is wrong and has several more downvotes than the top-voted ...
Andrew Grimm's user avatar
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6 votes
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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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21 votes
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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 ...
Richard Tingle's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer

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 ...
PiTheNumber's user avatar
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-15 votes
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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 ...
Mehran's user avatar
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3 votes
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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 ...
Daniel's user avatar
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303 votes
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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 ...
Taryn's user avatar
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86 votes
13 answers

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 ...
George IV's user avatar
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64 votes
8 answers

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 ...
waffles's user avatar
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111 votes
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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 ...
Taryn's user avatar
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88 votes
6 answers

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

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 ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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39 votes
8 answers

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 ...
gbn's user avatar
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31 votes
5 answers

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

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 ...
jondavidjohn's user avatar
22 votes
3 answers

Accepted answer appearing below top voted [duplicate]

On Add year to question and answer dates, 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?
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