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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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 ...
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Answering my own question? [duplicate]

Am I allowed to answer my own question if I find out the answer by myself? For example, if I ask a question about python and then figure out the answer do I answer my question or edit my post with ...
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The accepted answer concept is not useful for sites that are not about problem solving

Stack Overflow was the first SE site, and many mechanisms were designed for SO and not necessarily for all the different sites that came after it. The "accepted answer" concept is one of those ...
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Is there a guideline to choosing answers? [duplicate]

Here is a situation I am in, and I am unsure of how to address it: I asked a question (on Startups), and two people both work pretty hard to create good answers. Neither answer is, in my view, ...
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Marking answer on downvoted question [duplicate]

I want to know if we can mark an answer as accepted answer if the question gets down voted?
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Is mass-accepting answers from the same user to drive up rep acceptable?

Similar questions have been asked, for instance: Is there some mechanism for preventing a two-person team from farming rep? This situation, however, is a little different: I ran this query for "true ...
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Accepted answer rate: why is it higher on language sites?

After seeing this answer of rene, I was wondering why the acceptance rate top 7, has 5 language sites. From that post: site |# Accepted |#Questions |Perc Puzzling ...
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Is there an option to view what percentage of questions have an accepted answer?

Is there an option to view what percentage of questions in a community have an accepted answer?
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Allow more than one accepted answer, if answers refer to different (sub-) questions [duplicate]

First of all, I do not think this is a duplicate of Which answer do I accept if I have multiple correct answers?. This question was about several answers that referred to the same question. If I ask ...
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Is it appropriate to finish an answer with a friendly reminder about marking an answer as accepted?

Various questions (issues) seem to exist about users who forget to mark "an" answer as the accepted answer. Maybe adding a friendly reminder near the end of an answer would help to address this issue. ...
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Bounty is dangerously close to the checkmark [closed]

The checkmark moved a bit down (relative to the votes) with the last redesign, but bounty didn't. So now it is they are too close too each other. Please move the bounty down a bit, but don't touch ...
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Should accepted answers change over time? [duplicate]

I have a question on StackOverflow I asked 9 months ago, and accepted an answer that same day that helped me at the time. Things changed a few months later, and now there is a better way to solve the ...
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Answering the oldest correct answer or the best [duplicate]

Consider this question on Mathematics. It was first answered by Michael and then better explained by GEdgar. both answers are correct but the second one better addressed corner cases to explain what I ...
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The search parameter isanswered ignores acceptances

The SE definition of "answered" question is: has an answer that is either accepted or has positive score. But the search parameter isanswered appears to ignore the "accepted" clause: when set to "no" ...
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Bounty was not awarded and the answer was accepted [duplicate]

A bounty of 250 rep was not awarded. I answered the question and the answer was accepted as the correct answer several days before the bounty expired, the answer had 3 up-votes and was the only ...
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Inform new users if they can upvote an answer they accepted

I surprisingly often stumble upon answers which were accepted but clearly not upvoted by the asker. For example, the answer has not received any upvotes at all or the asker’s vote count is zero. While ...
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Should I accept a good answer immediately?

I ask a question, and in true Stack Exchange style I get a short and to the point answer that is great within 30 seconds in some cases. However, should I mark that answer as accepted, or wait for more ...
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How to hide the “+2” in my achievements dialog button when I accept an answer?

I already know that when I accept an answer, my reputation will gain 2 points. Because it isn't much, I don't feel that I need to give it a care. If it can be disappeared for an amount of time, I don'...
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Will Questions asked by Anonymous Users get Accepted Answer Status? [duplicate]

This question also includes the questions owned by the Community User (incase the user who first asked the question deletes the account). Can the anonymous user accept an answer to his/her question?
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I can no longer accept answers for my question as I don't work in that project [duplicate]

There are a few questions I've asked which took much longer time to get a proper solution. But I can no longer use/test those solutions due to different reasons. So those questions remain unsolved. Is ...
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What happens when a question's solution requires an underlying question to be answered?

Scenario: An answer (https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/176610/52894) exists for Why does my Python background process end when SSH session is terminated?. However, the reason the answer works is ...
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How quickly should I try to accept an answer? [duplicate]

It seems clear to me that when I'm in a community with "hard questions" (ie. ones that have clear answer) it makes sense to me that I should accept the best and fastest answer. However, for a ...
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Should I answer my own question in this particular case? [duplicate]

A while ago, I asked this question then kept on searching in the meantime, and found out there was a bug with API and it would be fixed. I stated this in one of my comments. Should I make it an answer?...
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What is the most downvoted *accepted* answer in Stack Exchange history?

I just saw this question/answer combo on Workplace.SE: Should I raise concerns about a co-worker possibly leaving? ...In the past few weeks Joe has taken a few unplanned half days off... I ...
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Automatic awarding if bounty is started not by the OP but by somebody else

What is automatic awarding? Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty period, if the bounty starter has not manually awarded the bounty, the bounty may be awarded automatically. If ...
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Show if an answer is accepted on the network profile

On the network profile top answers section, it would make sense to show if the answer is the accepted one. Over here: Perhaps even in the questions section, show if the question has an accepted ...
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Can I offer a bounty to an accepted answer that already exists? [duplicate]

I want to offer a bounty to an answer. That answer was for a question I asked on Stack Overflow. But when I click the "start bounty" link, it asks me to select an option. It seems that the bounty ...
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Locate answer that was formerly accepted

I recently lost 15 reputation in SO which should mean that my answer was no longer accepted or possibly the post was deleted. When this happens will I never know what actually happened? In the event ...
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Can I avoid awarding the bounty out?

So in the same vein that accepting an answer does, awarding bounties should follow, more or less, the same logic. When a user accepts an answer, they do so because whatever was in that answer helped ...
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Badge suggestion: Editing your own answer after it is accepted

I'm not suggesting that this is a major problem that needs to be addressed, but the thought process does cross my mind sometimes, and I have certainly seen many examples of it: After someone accepts ...
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Does a bounty poster have any responsibilities?

I recently answered a bounty question Why nested ng-grid height does not work? I looked into github, found the part of the code that used fixed height and explained why embedded grids were not ...
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Some accepted answers appear to have been unaccepted but still have the checkmark [duplicate]

Some accepted answers do not have a valid accept-vote in Votes table, even though the question owner still exists. Stack Overflow alone has over 2000 such answers. A recent example is Sub query for ...
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Accepted answers without accept-votes show misleading “loading” tooltip

At present, accept-votes are transferred to Community when the question owner gets deleted. But this was not the case in the past, which is why Stack Overflow has over 15000 accepted answers without ...
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.answered-accepted style isn't defined in StackOverflow mobile site

In my opinion, mobile site has updated in the last days. And I have noticed one issue, in user profile page we can't know if our answer is accepted or not. But, in full version and the previous mobile ...
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Etiquette for answering your own question when comments have been posted

If I post a question that is correctly answered in a comment to the question (i.e. no answer is posted, so nothing can be accepted as the correct answer) what is the correct thing to do? Submit a ...
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How to mark question as answered (solved) if my question does not have any answers? [duplicate]

How to mark question as answered (solved) if my question does not have any answer? I know that I can answer my question and then accept it. But I am interesting if there is any other way to mark my ...
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Accepted answer not ranked first [duplicate]

I came across this question on SharePoint StackExchange and noticed that the accepted answer was ranked second: Refreshing the page will swap it between first and second position randomly as if it ...
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I have a stupid self-answered question. Should I accept my own answer?

This question which I asked was genuine at the time, but I realised that the solution gave the right advice, but required me to restart my Linux (which wasn't mentioned in the solution). It's a bit ...
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Should members be encouraged to check questions that have an answer?

If a question has a chosen answer, then should we encourage potential answerers to still go over them? Commonly, such questions are left altogether. Sometimes, even the question isn't read if it has ...
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You can't distinguish accepted and not accepted answers on Meta Stack Exchange

Search for answers: is:answer. Now distinguish accepted and not accepted answers. There is no difference. !?!. Should be. As, for example, on Apple.SE, or beta sites
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Old guy can't figure out how to approve answer [duplicate]

I posted my first question to Stack Overflow and received two replies. I clicked on the link in the provided e-mail and the question, and two responses, were shown. I decided to accept one of the ...
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Gaming system with accepts

Well, it is not really efficient, but gives some reps (tried two days ago, only 41 reps :-) ). I have, for example, 50 question where I had accepted answers. And 101 reps, because each accept gives ...
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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 ...
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What I supposed to do with a “possibly” correct answers? [duplicate]

I have a couple of accounts in different SE communities. I'm used to SO, where the concept is clear: you ask the question, and you get the answers with a "raw" knowledge, that you can apply ...
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Let's tweak question lists to show which questions have an accepted answer [duplicate]

In question lists and search results, instead of just seeing that a question has n votes and n answers, wouldn't it be handy to know whether it has an accepted answer too? This wouldn't even need to ...
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Is the Unaccept Notification broken? [duplicate]

According to Notification when my answer is unaccepted? 1 Unaccepts should show up in your reputation history. I do remember seeing those notifications for a brief few months in the past, but not ...
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Got only half of bounty, even after accepting? [duplicate]

My answer though got accepted has got only half of the initially offered bounty https://stackoverflow.com/a/23484436/981616 The asker didnt accept the answer before the bounty ended so I got only ...
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No reason for downvotes for an accepted answer [closed]

Recently I have given an answer to a question and my answer was useful to the OP and he marked it as a correct answer and exactly what he needed, but then also I got four downvotes and that too ...
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Find questions where I have not accepted an answer – across sites [duplicate]

I can find questions which I have asked. Those where I have not accepted an answer are marked as Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? Is there a way to ...
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Should authors accept an answer when only one is given?

If an author asks a question that only receives one answer, is the author obligated to accept it? In How does accepting an answer work?, the defined behavior is to accept an answer after 24-48 hours ...