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Should we abolish accepting answers? [duplicate]

I just took accepting answers for granted on Stack Exchange, but then I came across Quora, a Q&A site that doesn't have accepted answers (Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting that we make Stack ...
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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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Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users

As a disclaimer, I must admit this may benefit me (I haven't checked), but probably not as significantly as most others. This issue is also something that has prevented me from answering questions by ...
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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 ...
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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; ...
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Please post your answers as answers, not comments

This is a public request to all Meta Stack Exchange users. There's a certain behaviour pattern that's... not great, but common, and this is basically a request to do this differently. More ...
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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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2answers
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How can I cut my reputation losses?

I have asked a question, with good intentions, but it seems that it was totally not welcomed by the community. So, how can I cut the reputation losses from that question? It has an answer, so I can't ...
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What to do when someone is evidently biased and wrong?

There is this question that kind of worries me. The "accepted" answer is the answer written by the author of the article which caused in the first place the confusion about "Opengl being a 2d api" ... ...
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Eliminate the preferences tab in the user profile

The preferences tab in my user profile here looks like the following. There is a single, actual preference in there, the option to hide ignored tags entirely, and a whole lot of whitespace. The ...
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How to encourage users to accept answers

Some time ago users' accept rate has been removed from their flair. I can understand the rationale behind this decision (even if I disagree), so I won't discuss it here. From my point of view, this ...
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Answers should be sorted strictly according to upvotes and not give precedence to the accepted answer [duplicate]

Upvotes are almost always a much better indicator of a good answer than an answer actually being accepted by the question's author. Often times the question's author will accept a poor answer. Thus, ...