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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Warning label on accepted answers the community doesn't agree with

On questions in which the community heavily up votes a non-accepted answer, the best we can hope is a user scrolls down far enough to see it. I propose we go one step further and place a banner on ...
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Accepted answer is not correct any more [duplicate]

There are cases that the accepted anwser is not relevant anymore. I encounter this situation often lately, particular at stackoverflow. For example, this question: How can I make my own base image ...
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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; I don'...
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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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“Dubious” button: unmark answer as accepted via voting

It is a no secret, that across Stack Exchange sites there are plenty of accepted answers, that are of dubious quality. They may answer to the question, but lack of something crucial. Some answers even ...
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Editing an Accepted Answer with attributed content from another answer

I'm just double-checking with Meta on this, because I'm not 100% sure if I'm right or not. I quickly Googled something, and landed on this SO page. The accepted answer is rather verbose, to the point ...
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Undeterred badge

We have an Enlightened badge: First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times But we don't have a badge to reward adding a good answer to a question ...
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How does accepted answer loses accepted status?

I was reading few guidelines and and came to a point where it was written that you lose a reputation if an accepted answer loses accepted status. How and in what case this can be done?
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Make explicit the reason to delay accepting an answer?

If we want users to delay their acceptance to make time for other answers appear, why don't we make that reason explicit? For instance: "you are accepting this too soon. Maybe you should wait for some ...
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Is there any privillege or criteria that allows you to accept answers earlier? [duplicate]

I have seen users comment that there is a 24h time limit before accepting answers. But I asked a question on Stack Overflow which was answered within 2 minutes. I tried out the answer and it ...
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Why should the accepted answer be always the first listed? [duplicate]

It often happens to see accepted answers with very few votes floating at the top of the list before much more voted ones. Actually which answer is more pertinent to the community ? The accepted one ...
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Why doesn't bounty end when I accept my answer and why a grace period starts? [duplicate]

I had a bounty on one of my questions. It got zero answers. I found an answer and posted it and accepted it. Why didn't the bounty end at that moment? Now it has expired. Why now there's a grace ...
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Are tags with 20+ % unsung answers healthy?

I recycled an old query for Top tags with a high proportion of zero-vote accepted answers: quite a bit are around 20 % in StackOverflow. (Someone should check other sites.) The top tag there has just ...
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Is it better to accept correct answers or thorough answers? [duplicate]

A little back-story -- Recently I saw a question SO (with a bounty of +50 rep) where I knew the answer. Someone had already attempted to answer the question both in comments and with an official ...
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Which answer should be the accepted answer for this question [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow a few days back. It had one answer that was correct but was not so relevant to what was asked (The person wrote something he used in Ember but not React). So ...
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Is there a bug in the time delay between posting a self-answer and accepting it?

This is a follow-up of the update to the answer to this question. After that question, I thought everyone had to wait 2 days before accepting a self-answer. Yet today, as the answer says, I posted and ...
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Regarding the time that must pass between posting and acceptance of an answer [duplicate]

Correct me if I'm wrong but AFAIK: There is a time required to pass between an answer being posted and the questioner being able to accept it; This time is much longer (2 days!) if the answer is a ...
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Clarify the accepted answer help page

The current Help Center page, "What does it mean when an answer is "accepted" ($site/help/accepted-answer) contains the following text: It simply means that the author received an answer that ...
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Should I wait for several subjective answers before accepting the best one?

Some kinds of questions have very objective answers, and it's clear when an answer truly answers the question. Other questions have several possible answers: sometimes the best answer is easy to ...
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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 ...
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Should all SE network sites only accept questions that have a single acceptable answer?

From my experience on the SE network so far, the intent of an SE network site is to provide a singular correct answer to each question. Basically, if someone has a question that's answered on an SE ...
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Should I accept the answer I like most, or the one that is most useful for others? [duplicate]

I've asked a question, which has a number of answers. One of them has 16 upvotes, big answer, very complete, and is probably going to be the most useful for other visitors in the future. On the other ...
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May I, and how do I, change my mind about an accepted answer? [duplicate]

Suppose I accepted an answer to my question, and then a real doozie got submitted later, and I wish to change which one is marked as "accepted"? Is this possible (if so, how)? Is it frowned upon? I ...
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Acceptance and upvoting [duplicate]

Why does acceptance of an answer not imply an upvote? Surely if you are accepting an answer you are also implying that it is useful? What is the point of having two separate actions? I don't get it. ...
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Is there a way to get reminders/prompts to choose an answer to accept?

I have been in the following situation a couple of times: I post a question get some great answers - however I receive them once I have walked away from the computer and pick them up on my phone. ...
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If a comment appears to accept an answer, a one time dialogue should ask the user whether he wants to accept the answer [duplicate]

A modest idea to help accepted answers be "Accepted", might be to script the comments, that if the asker says something like, Thank you; that solution worked perfectly. The script would check for ...
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There was a better answer but mine got chosen as the correct one [duplicate]

I recently answered a question on Stack Overflow and although mine was selected as the accepted answer, I could clearly see that it isn't the best answer. How do I essentially compel the person that ...
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How to handle a question when the given answer is no longer correct?

I occasionally come across a question asking "How do I X in Y?" from several years ago, where the answer marked correct was "You can't, because Y does not have feature X". However, that was a long ...
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accepted-answer is not-an-answer? [closed]

I'm aware that it could be me be missing on something here, but... but... what? Later edit: Yes, I'm aware of most of the points raised in answers and comments. The thing is I'm a regular user who ...
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Add Number of accepted answer of a user @ IMPACT box

I think accepted answer is very important point to be considered. It is major IMPACT of user I think. It also responsible for %Answer of site. How does accepting an answer work?: Accepting an ...
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Why do we not receive reputation by accepting a self-answer [duplicate]

Normally, when a user accepts an answer, he/she gets +2 reputation and the answerer gets +15 reputation. My question is why is this rule not applied to accepted self-answers? What is the logic ...
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Bug in SO question list answered questions in SO shows as zero answered post

I have noticed that the question which has accepted answer shows zero answers in list as i have attached a screenshot below the first question link is here which has a accepted answer but in image ...
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Should the functionality of Accept this Answer be changed? [duplicate]

A user asks a question to get an answer after a lot of research. They get the first answer, but it's not explained or detailed at all. As the asker did a lot of research on the question, he already ...
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Is it possible to see all my questions where I haven't accepted an answer yet across the entire SE network? [duplicate]

I am interested in finding all the questions I asked over the entire SE network that I don't yet have accepted an answer for. I have seen that there is another question for individual SE sites that ...
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Frequently changing of accepted answers

There was a question for which I answered, but within a span of 30 minutes the OP accepted my answer twice and accepted another answer twice on request of the the guy who answered. The OP might think ...
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Why didn't this user get any reputation for an accepted answer? [closed]

A user on Tavern on the Meta noticed that on a question on Ask Patents, the user whose answer was accepted didn't get the +15 reputation associated with it: ...but however the reputation is listed in ...
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How to flag users with many unaccepted answers on Stack Overflow

While using Stack Overflow, I have seen many users who post their questions and do not accept answers after getting correct answers. Is there any way to flag such users? I am not asking for a Force ...
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Users not accepting answer and not upvoting

I think this question may already be in place but i just want to give a suggestion. The issue here is that some users don't accept the answer even when they say that their problem is solved and also ...
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Which Stack Overflow table saves the data for accepted answers?

I'm studying the tables that are provided by the Data Explorer for Stack Overflow. In the table Post there is a column called AcceptedAnswerID, but there is not an AcceptedAnswer table. So where is ...
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Non-OP unaccept? [duplicate]

It is not at all an infrequent occurrence that I run across a question with a quick answer, quickly accepted, that is demonstrably wrong. Not just not as good as it might be, but actually harmful to ...
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Accepted answer not showing as accepted in profile page

I am facing a strange situation here. I have given an answer to a question and it is the accepted answer when viewing the question, but when I open my profile page the answer is not shown as the ...
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“loading when this answer was accepted…” forever!

In the suggested edit queue, hovering over the accepted answer symbol, gives you a tooltip loading when this answer was accepted... - but that never goes away (even if I move my cursor off of it and ...
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User profile 'Reputation' section answer's colour is wrong [duplicate]

^^On my profile page, the box for this specific question is coloured green, which means my answer is accepted... but it isn't. Is this a bug? If it is, I guess the system makes bounties (which I just ...
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Deleting own answer

Can you tell me if there is a case in which users can delete their own answer when it has been accepted? Is there a limit of upvotes or what? If there is an exception, can you tell me what is the ...
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Improving answers by nudging users into voting

The Fastest Gun problem (here and here) sort of discourages thoughtful answers on SO and SE. But I see this problem as caused by another one: the habit of many users to ignore upvoting at all. Here's ...
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When was the time limit for accepting an answer after 15 minutes implemented?

I understand there is a policy of how long before an answer can be accepted. I would like to know when exactly this policy was put into place? And does this rule vary depending on the op's ...
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What to do if answer is no longer valid?

Note: this question is not about chameleon questions and therefore it is not a duplicate of questions asking about that kind of phenomena. I have asked a question about switching "new" Google Maps to ...
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Can OP now accept their own answer quickly? [duplicate]

This user self answered his question: How did he accept it so quickly? I thought there was a 48 hour delay between posting and accepting?
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Automatic bounty is not awarded to an accepted answer

If I recall correctly I answered the question during bounty period and it was accepted as answer during that period. According to this meta link: Approximately 24 hours after the end of the ...
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How to live with the frustration?

I face two sources of frustration on SE. Anonymous, unexplained downvotes. They aren't fun and from my experience commenting to ask for an explanation just adds to the frustration as you never get a ...