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Questions tagged [accepted-answer]

The accepted answer is the answer the question owner thought best met their needs. This tag is for discussing issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that a question has an accepted answer.

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Answer awarded bounty but not accepted as an answer. Bounty not added to reputation

I've answered a question with a bounty. Ultimately the question author found out the solution by himself, posted it and accepted that answer. But they decided to award my answer a bounty for my ...
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Accepting two answers marked as solved [duplicate]

I noticed a small visual bug. You have the same page in two tabs, you accept an answer in one, you go to the other, someone posts an answer and you accept it. You go to the first tab, you click on the ...
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2 accepted answers

Question: Как удалить элемент из выпадающего списка с помощью jQuery? Probably, 'cause of migration from the http://hashcode.ru. Still hasn't fixed. Discussion on our meta: Два принятых ответа.
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Should accept marks count towards the tag score? [duplicate]

(Why are accepted answers not included in the tag badge calculation? has a different focus than this. That one explicitly asks solely for the rationale behind the current design. Arguing about the ...
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Could the Green Check be creating Confirmation Bias on Up Voted Answers?

Found this question and answer searching "confirmation bias" and "accepted answer". I think the green check box might be too close to the up / down-vote controls. I don't question the existing up ...
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How can some one earn a large number of points by posting 1 question but got 5 upvotes? [duplicate]

I just wonder how someone in StackOverflow can earn a large number of points in a week but just with 1 question and 5 upvotes. I found Ugur as one of those who earned the highest number of the ...
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What is the meaning of accepting an answer (esp. less upvoted) in the child meta sites? [duplicate]

In child meta-s, we often try to get community consensus about certain policy or rule by asking a question. But let's say that, the OP (which can be a Mod also) accepts an answer which satisfies ...
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Rule clarification for Enlightened badge (again, I know) [duplicate]

I know that this very question was asked before (more than once), but the answers don't apply here. This answer was the first and only one given, was accepted with 10 votes, but didn't result in the ...
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Answering etiquette

I'm wondering if there is an etiquette or rule to follow regarding answers. Say someone answers a question, then someone else answers with a near duplicate of the first answer and that one is ...
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Why can't I accept my own answer straight away? [duplicate]

I had a question, nobody else posted any answers, and I worked out the solution myself. Why do I have to wait 24 hours to accept my own answer. When I don't have to wait before accepting anybody else'...
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Can I accept a self-answer with content from outside Stack Exchange?

Here is my motivation: How to convert estimated precision to variance?. On the one hand, the provided answer is perfect in my opinion and could be accepted, but on the other hand it is not actually my ...
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Accepting the answer given by a certain person

I have posted a few questions on Stack Overflow. And I have accepted the answers for most of them. Stack Overflow gives us an option of sharing the link to a question that we posted with other ...
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When deleting a sock could the accepted flag set by the sock be removed?

Let's say I have user A with a sock puppet, B. B asks a question, A answers (somewhat poorly) but get accepted by B. Then a diamond moderator comes along and verifies that B is a sock puppet and ...
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Allow sites to opt out of pinning accepted answers to the top

There has been a lot of past discussion about accepted answers and whether they should be, or stay, pinned to the top forever when there are better-scoring alternatives. (Maybe the accepted answer is ...
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Answering your own question, but don't accept answer

Is it bad etiquette to answer your own question, but then not accept that answer? I realize there have been numerous questions about answering one's own question, but I'm specifically wondering about ...
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Accepted answers are not showing up first [duplicate]

Up until some time ago, I saw accepted answers atop all other answers. Today, in all stacks that I browse, I'm not seeing accepted answers being placed at the top - unless they get there by some ...
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Under what conditions can accepted answers be deleted?

I was under the impression that accepted answers could not be deleted (except by diamond mods). However, on RPG.SE we had a question in which it seems like the answer was deleted by the community ...
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A different idea for dealing with the occasional bad accepted answer

I've been giving Let's move some negatively scored answers from the top spot (and the related posts it refers to) a little bit of thought recently, and I have a new proposal. The problems with ...
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Any recourse for when an objectively wrong answer is Accepted, and also protected from criticism?

Let's say an objectively wrong answer was highly upvoted, selected as Best Answer, and then all the normal options for recourse (comments, flags) were purged by a mod with a political bias in line ...
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Can the answer of a Q&A be auto-accepted when both are posted at the same time?

Catija convinced me: dumb idea. Thanks for putting me straight! Original question: Yes, I'm aware of Jeff Atwood's original blog post from 2008 and the partial relent from 2009 and the other ...
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Adding a way to mark answer as “partially accepted”

When someone gives me an answer which is useful, but doesn't fully answer the question, there is a problem when I need to decide what to do with it. If I accept this partial answer, no one will ...
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How to encourage users to say WHY their solution works?

Regularly on Stack-overflow I come across some really great solutions but although the solution works fine the author does not say WHY it works. A great example of this is here The top voted answer ...
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Will I get a new populist badge for a new answer if the answer I got for the first one became accepted?

Let's assume this scenario: I get the populist badge for a specific answer (as it outscores the accepted answer by the required margin) The asker later changes the accepted mark to my answer, so it ...
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Award part of reputation back to bounty owner

This is the question I'm talking about. I'm the OP, the bounty owner, the only one who answered and there aren't any real comments too. Wouldn't be safe to allow awarding part of bounty reputation ...
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Put correct answer in the question or edit the accepted answer? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a problem (this is quite common) and ask on one of the Stack sites. There are a few answers, but none of them are really great. Eventually, after some back and forth in the comment ...
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Choosing option to close own answered question? [duplicate]

I want to close my question, as it is answered, because I think my question is solved with given answer so which options must I choose from the below to close a question? Which option is suitable? ...
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SEDE: Invalid column name

I'm trying a SEDE query to known the questions that has an accepted answer and with big difference of votes between the accepted answer as "best" answer. My try of query is: SELECT TOP 10 q....
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Does deleting an account uncheck the accepted answers?

In my opinion the accepted answer should permanently stick as only the original question submitter has the ability to accept.
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How to accept an answer to a question made as guest? [duplicate]

Yesterday I made a question on Chess Stack Exchange as a guest user (ChessNoob - How to avoid Pirc in favor of KID) People answered and I'd like to accept one of the answers (the one made by ...
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Accepted answer on very popular question not in the first place [duplicate]

On this very popular question on Unix.SE: Why does man print "gimme gimme gimme" at 00:30?, the answer by Marnanel Thurman (with approximately 1.6k votes) shows before the accepted answer (...
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Why is the accepted answer, below another (very highly voted) answer? [duplicate]

In this HNQ of Unix and Linux SE, I saw that the accepted answer, with 248 votes, is below another answer with 1382 votes (Yes, I am talking about gimme gimme gimme!) . But as far as my knowledge ...
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If bounties must wait 24 hrs to award, why isn't accepting an answer held to the same restriction?

I have seen varying opinions across a handful of stackexchange sites as to how long you should wait to accept an answer. This answer claims that you should wait as long as it takes to get a correct ...
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Accepted answer is low scoring - Would SE benefit from a “contentious” banner-alert?

With respect to Is it safe to cut off from the inside of my helmet? This question is a good example of SE working suboptimally. The accepted answer presently has a score of -1 with 4 up and 5 ...
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Was the sorting changed? [duplicate]

I just saw a few questions where the accepted answer was not the top answer when sorting by votes. I think that was always the case a few days ago. Did the sorting system change?
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Accepting an answer to a typo question

On SO, I asked a question that, after a bit of experimentation, ended up being a typo question. There was one person who, unable to comment (not sure why), tried to help me troubleshoot by giving an ...
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Phantom unaccept appearing just before accept

My answer was accepted for this question, but my reputation log shows something weird: An unacceptance appears before the acceptance, and they both have the exact same timestamp. My answer wasn't ...
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Do accepted answers turn green only on MathOverflow? [duplicate]

This question, the accepted answer has a green background, I don't think I've ever seen that before on any Stack Exchange website, does it happen only on MathOverflow?
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Add info about time to acceptance into the /accepted-answer page in the help centre

If someone wants to know what the time limit is for acceptances, they need to come here and search in the faq. That's suboptimal - not everyone even knows about the existence of main meta, and this ...
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Cannot mark question as answered on the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Stack Exchange site [duplicate]

I want to mark a question as answered on the "Geographic Information Systems" Stack Exchange site. I marked the answer as accepted, and the green tick mark appeared: However, when I am coming back ...
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Please fix the Q/A pairs that have an accept vote but don't show a green tick

A couple of weeks ago I answered Data Dump Accepted Answer with wrong ParentId and that revealed some corner cases where questions had multiple accepted answers and questions that didn't show an ...
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Is it okay if I don't accept an answer even though the answer is correct? [duplicate]

For example: I have a question that I posted before. It didn't get much attention from other users. I put a bounty on my question. Many users viewed my question and someone gave me a solution. I ...
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Crediting commenters in the answer

Sometimes suggestions from comments get incorporated into the accepted answer. In such scenario it is common to mention the commenter who provided some useful input. Usually such mention is in a form "...
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Why not mark answered questions in “answers” view?

Some time ago I asked how I could figure which of my answers were given to questions that are still open (see here). Further thinking about this: I really find that information helpful - and I ...
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Should I accept my own answer on a discussion if no other answers were posted?

Around three months ago I posted the question Which required tag should be used with [tag:synonym-request]?, looking for feedback on what tags should be used in a synonym-request. I included my own ...
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If the OP accepts a community wiki answer, do they get +2 rep? [duplicate]

Community Wiki answers give no reputation to the people who voted for them. They also don't give the +15 of acceptance if they are marked as accepted. But does the OP (of the question) get the normal ...
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Should I accept technically correct answer or the answer which is the solution for me? [duplicate]

I asked the following question. How to close a website for a few months without affecting SEO? It got two answers. Answer 01 :How to close a website for a few months without affecting SEO? Answer ...
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Can I mark an answer as a workaround instead of an accepted answer?

I recently submitted a question. No one posted an answer to my question, but someone posted a workaround that was sufficient for me in this particular case. Is it possible to mark his answer as a '...
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Tiny bug with suspension [duplicate]

First off, this is a very tiny bug that doesn't really affect anything here except my perfectionism. When a suspended user tries to accept an answer on their question, the following message comes up: ...
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Check mark gets cut off for short answers

The check mark on accepted answers gets cut off for short answers in the Android app. The answer in question is https://literature.stackexchange.com/a/2355/481. (It was accepted while I was ...
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What to do when a low-rep user “abandons” the site without accepting an answer?

Sometimes I see questions asked by super-low-rep users, even reputation-1, which have one (or more) reasonable answers with some upvotes - but no answer is accepted, and the OP doesn't make any ...