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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Is the accept/bounty reminder still shown after the Activity page revamp in 2021?

Back in 2019-2020, there was still an accept/bounty reminder that was shown on the user's profile page (despite the possible layout bug): Alignment issue with the accept reminder message in Activity -&...
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Self-accepting an answer shows 0 rep in green instead of gray

When you accept an answer that you wrote for your own question (self-accepting), the event in the reputation history correctly shows 0 rep earned, but it incorrectly displays it in green: ...instead ...
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Can I upvote multiple posts from the same person if they are helpful?

I posted a few questions on Stack Overflow. After getting answers, I felt like they were all right as they solved my problems. So, I accepted all of them. From then, whenever I visit the website, I ...
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Accepting an answer still pushes it towards the top of the list of answers [duplicate]

It has been brought to my attention that, on sites where the Would you like to have the accepted answer unpinned on your site? got applied, accepting an answer does push the answer towards the top of ...
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Can we start indicating that there is an accepted answer at the start of the Answers section on a question?

I was on Stack Overflow looking for an answer to a question. The default (I presume) sort didn't look hopeful, but I wanted to know if there was an accepted answer to look for or to just sort by score ...
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Accepted answers are no longer highlighted uniquely in new reputation history page

In the new reputation history page, accepted answers are no longer highlighted specially. There used to be a green background on events which included an accepted answer. You can see this the previous ...
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What answer should one accept when they both answer different aspects of the question? [duplicate]

This question of mine asks for multiple things, and two different answers cover different parts. Is here the metric which answer took the most time and work? Because I wouldn't know. Or is it which ...
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Add notification for when a followed question accepts an answer and when a followed answer gets accepted

I follow the questions that I answer, and oftentimes I would check back at the question I answered most recently to see if their OP accepted an answer. If so, I would be able to review the accepted ...
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Stackoverflow's User's activity page shows answer as accepted when it's not really accepted [duplicate]

I've been noticing this since the last 5 hours. Activity page shows the answer in green which means "accepted", but when I open the answer, it's not accepted. Please refer to the screenshots:...
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Non-accepted answers highlighted as green in Summary tab

On my Stack Overflow profile's Activity/Summary tab: You can see that my answer to the question "How to clear a variable" clearly wasn't accepted, but why does it show a green background? ...
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Should I unaccept an answer if it becomes obsolete?

I accept an answer to my question. Years later, the question still stands but the answer is obsolete and there may be a more appropriate answer. Should I unaccept it? There are some small variations: ...
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Remind "non" novice users about the functionality of the site

Is there some way to help, remind or alert users who only generate questions but then don't participate in any way in the derivative actions such as upvote, downvote or accept an answer? It's ...
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Accepted top meta/network posts aren't green colored in the profile

My profile link. Most "top meta posts" and "top network posts" are accepted but they're not green colored like the "top posts" are.
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Is the full bounty awarded if an answer is accepted after half the bounty is awarded?

If half the bounty is awarded to the top voted answer, and that answer is accepted later, will the other half of the bounty be awarded?
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack Exchange?

Stack Overflow and many other Stack Exchange sites have changed the way they sort answers: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By ...
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What value would showing an unpinned accepted answer selection have to readers?

Genuine question stemming from Should the 'accept' icon be updated? Assuming SE will go ahead and unpin accepted answers. Is there any value in showing the selected answer (most helpful to the ...
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Should the 'accept' icon be updated?

I've on occasion seen people misinterpreting the check mark as: The answer is correct/perfect The answer is approved So when the answer doesn't meet those expectations, the asker may not accept (...
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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 ...
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Add answer acceptance timestamp to the post timeline

As far as I see the timestamp for answer acceptance is only visible on green tick tooltip on the post page, e.g.: Answer's timeline doesn't contain any information about acceptance as described here. ...
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Best practice about average time to accept an answer and accept answer decision [duplicate]

What is the common sense for the time to accept a user answer? For example, I usually think that I need to wait, for example, 1 week or more, because some questions have more than one answer and I ...
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No check mark – How do I mark an answer as accepted? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question and would like to mark one of the answers as accepted. The problem is that I do not see a way to do so. On the left-hand side of the answer I can either vote up/down or ...
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Can old questions and unaccepted answers be 'cleared' when the OP has been AWOL for several years?

Can't old questions with no accepted answers be 'cleared' when it is obvious there was an acceptable answer? Speaking specifically about the OP's negligence of accepting an answer, or a comment was ...
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Can I answer my own question without accepting it?

I recently posed a question on stack exchange biology about how viruses persist outside the body, and HPV in particular. The question received some upvotes initially but no answers. After putting a ...
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The off topic notice should include option to migrate in the notice, and allow author to do it [duplicate]

I recently googled for a topic, found a very similar question of the same topic in Stack Overflow, and posted my question. After a few days nobody had answered it, but I found the answer on my own and ...
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Is it good etiquette to stall accepting an answer just to raise the visibility or advertise your question?

I am a user in several SE sites and I regularly observe the following situation. There are posts with many good answers and the OP stalls to accept any of them. First of all I am aware that: When I ...
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Mark Self Answered postings accordingly

Summary I think it would be beneficial to mark self answered posts, where people only "ask" the question in order to share their knowledge/findings, in a way so that it is obvious to ...
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Accept vote isn't shown in an accepted answer's timeline

Checking the timeline of an accepted answer of mine, I can't see the accept vote for my answer. As per https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/271754, it should be available: The accept vote is available ...
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Fine art to hint somebody to accept an answer which was voted positively

I now had several times the situation that I provided an answer on Stack Overflow to a question from another user which was suited for having been the accepted answer. My answer was either the only ...
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Clicking on the "accept answer" check mark is not a vote

Clicking on the "accept answer" check mark is not a vote from the user's standpoint, but this error message says so: This post has been deleted; deleted posts can't be voted on I would ...
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What is the goal of "accepted answer mark" [duplicate]

As in Would it be possible to have a "community accepted" feature?, votes can already mark better answer (though not always work especially when there are a lot of answers). Then except for ...
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Accepted answer icon is out of alignment on highly scored answers

Over at Stack Overflow, there is a highly-scored, accepted answer with its accepted icon well out of alignment: Also this answer, here on Meta: Can we fix the alignment of the checkmarks to match ...
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Automatic bounty not awarded to an accepted answer [duplicate]

According to the current bounty documentation (November 2020): How is a bounty awarded? ... If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created ...
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Should I mark this as the accepted answer?

I seem to run into this situation frequently where an answer is given which doesn't answer the question but gives me a clue from which I can find the answer. I want to give the member credit for the ...
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Why does SO allow people to continue answering a question when one is accepted and highly voted up? [duplicate]

Simple question, title says it all. For example I have a few posts where the answers that are accepted are highly voted up by the community, which indicates they are, based on my questions, vastly ...
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Why have all the "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" reminders disappeared in my list of questions? [duplicate]

I remember seeing red messages like these when I look at my list of questions: Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? But I have not seen these (annoying) ...
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Why are accepted answers now rendering with a dark green background? [closed]

At some point over the past few days, I've noticed that accepted answers across the network now have a green background, like this: Why is that? I'm running Chrome 84 on Windows 10, with ...
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Would it be nice to be able to hide questions where answers were accepted quickly? [duplicate]

For example someone asks a question and then accepts an answer a few minutes later.
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"0" in reputation history when accepting a self-answer with an upvote on the same day

When accepting a self-answer, this usually causes a blank entry in your reputation history (see the bottom circle below). However, when that happens on a day when you also get an upvote on that answer,...
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Is it discourteous to suggest a different answer be accepted? [duplicate]

Occasionally an answer could solve (or help solve) an asker's problem - and hence be accepted - but may not be beneficial to the community. In cases where the answer is simply too specific, this can ...
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Re: tech questions where correct answers change over time - is there a way to show only the votes after a certain date?

Note: In an act of triage, this question was retitled and edited to become a request for technical support instead of a feature request - yet still be a question to match the high quality answer that ...
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Why is the "question eligible for bounty in x hours/days" link not shown when you accepted an answer?

When viewing your own question which isn't 48 hours old yet, you'll see a link "question eligible for bounty in x hours/days": When you accept an answer, the link isn't shown. Is there any ...
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Checkmark option appears to be missing - can't accept answer! [duplicate]

I signed up yesterday and asked a question on StackOverflow - and received an answer within about an hour. But I can't find anyway to 'accept' it. I realize there's supposed to be checkmarks, but they'...
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Why does the accepted answer not come first? [duplicate]

On the question Unity Project doesn't have solution file, if you sort by "votes" or "active", the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) is not the top answer. (At least, this is what I am ...
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What are the different ways to mark the asked question as solved? [duplicate]

I want to know what are the ways to mark an asked question solved? If someone has answered correctly and solved my doubt, then how do I mark it as my answer to question and also mark the whole ...
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Whose answer should you accept: Another person's or your own? [duplicate]

I asked a question about a programming problem and someone wrote a couple of comments, trying to help me find the source of the problem and even pointing out a problem with my code that was easy to ...
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Does/could/should SE prompt users harder to vote on and accept answers to their questions?

If I remember rightly, when I view a question to which I haven't yet accepted an answer, I sometimes see a reminder to accept an answer. But I was wondering if SE sites could push users harder to ...
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Accept tickmark and Timeline icons are displayed in wrong Z-order on Review pages [duplicate]

Being on Review queue pages you can scroll the page while review block itself remains on the top of the page. In such situation some items from the reviewing post (e.g. accepted tickmark or timeline ...
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How bold should old accepted answers be edited when they become outdated? [duplicate]

Case in point: How do you assert that a certain exception is thrown in JUnit 4 tests? The accepted answer is not the best answer anymore, yet visitors to this page asking for this question are likely ...
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Selecting the answer - I'm sure this must have been asked [duplicate]

Quite soon, I'm going to select the answer to a question I've posted. I appreciate the way the current system works means I can only choose a single answer. What really struck me about this particular ...
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Warn new users that they cannot accept more than one answer

A typical error made by new users is trying to accept more than one answer to one of their questions. Therefore, I suggest that if a low reputation user (let us say, an user whose reputation is below ...
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