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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Indicate when a user has unaccepted a massive number of answers to their questions

We've recently gotten a flag on Stack Overflow indicating that a user has gone through and unaccepted every single one of their answers. While this is perfectly OK and allowed by the system, it could ...
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Can we accept an answer more than 1 time? The reputation tab tooltip seems to think so

In the reputation tab, when hovering on the accepted answer, I can see the tooltip as "answer was accepted 1 time". It seems to imply that the answer can be accepted multiple times. Wouldn't it be ...
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What happened to the accepted check mark?

This question Add multiple items to a listbox on the same line is three years old and does not have an accepted answer. But, if you look at the user's profile, the question looks like it has an ...
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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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I'd like to see all my questions waiting for me to accept an answer, across the network, in one overview

I'd like to see all my questions waiting for me to accept an answer, across the network, in one overview, possibly on my network profile page. Rationale I have a couple of "core" stacks I visit ...
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Accepted answers to deleted questions don't have a checkmark

It seems that when an answer is implicitly deleted along with the parent question, it loses its checkmark. This, coupled with the fact that the timeline view is broken for deleted questions, makes it ...
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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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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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Should we warn the OP on attempts to accept multiple answers?

It happened again the other day on SO. I answered a question and 2 other users also answered the question. Because of the order that currently on my screen, my answer was in the middle of the 3. ...
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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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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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"Top Users" page should also list the people with the most accepted answers

I am curious who has the most accepted answers for a topic. Sometimes a lucky user will get +100 up votes on a single question, but they are not an avid participant to that topic.
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A notification when the self-answer (being the only answer) can be accepted

Sometimes one finds the answer to a question while asking it or briefly afterwards, and after having posted it there's not much of a reason for others to more or less just repeat the answer. The 48h ...
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Can deleted accepted answers still show the accepted tick?

Currently, when an accepted answer is deleted, the accepted "tick" disappears, but it would be useful to know that a deleted answer was the accepted one. Proposal: If an accepted answer is deleted, ...
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System reminder to review the answers to your question

I'd like a feature whereby I will be reminded to accept an answer to a question that I have asked. When I ask questions, I usually like to give them a day or so to collect answers before I choose an ...
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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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Bountied reputation changes treated as accepted answers

I recently got a bounty here on SO: how to round/remove traling ".0" zeros in pandas column? But when I look at the summary page of my activity, it's colored green and it's the same color ...
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Starting bounty by the answerer himself with reason "Reward existing answer"

I am just wondering after seeing this question : PHP JSON Special Characters , which has a bounty worthy of 100 reputation, with a reason showing as "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy ...
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Need a new "award" bounty

Problem: Now that subsequent bounties on a given question have to be greater than the previous bounty, there is no way to reward multiple good answers that weren't chosen as the accepted answer, but ...
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Delay the appearance of "Have you considered accepting ..." message

On june 6th I posted this question. After about ten days, someone posted an answer. This was (at the time I'm writing this) thirteen hours ago. When I logged onto stackoverflow this morning, the first ...
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The "You can accept your own answer in <period>" alert is missing a period․

When trying to accept your own answer too early, you get an alert like You can accept your own answer in 11 hours According to the Stacks design guidelines, it is missing a period; it's a full ...
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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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2 accepted answers

The question Как удалить элемент из выпадающего списка с помощью jQuery? (wayback machine link) has two accepted answers: This is probably because of the migration from http://hashcode.ru. This ...
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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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My accepted answer accumulating downvotes - what is expected action, if any?

My accepted answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/1685286/18157 (from Nov 2009) has gone from +8 to -2 (i.e. 10 downvotes) even though AFAICT it actually answers the question as it was asked. The top ...
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"Loading when the answer was accepted" tooltip prevails when closing as duplicate

When flagging a question as duplicate you notice "Loading when the answer was accepted" tool-tip.. It definitely looked like a bug, but then I came across this post. Which meant that there used ...
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Accepted answer colour inconsistency

Why does the accepted answer use 3 different colours? It feels inconsistent across the site. On the main answer page the accepted answer colour is a bright green (#46b525) Where as the accepted ...
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Ambiguity in bounty information? Between FAQ and Privilege page

Originally I was going to post a question why hadn't I been awarded a bounty. I read the previous posts, but they were a little old and seems to be out-of-date with current guidelines on the FAQ, but ...
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Suggestion: Notification for accepting answer to your question

I think we have many new people asking their questions on one of the Stack Exchange sites. These new people are not completely aware of voting up and accepting answers. I think it would be great if ...
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Getting new users to accept answers

The concept of getting users to accept answers to questions has been asked before, I know. The questions usually focus on punishing users in some way, prohibiting them from asking if their acceptance ...
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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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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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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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Accepted answer has really small font when opening full website on nexus 5

I am using the full version of the website on my Nexus 5, because only in the full version I can make reviews and flag comments. I have noticed a quite annoying bug- the accepted answer always have ...
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Accepted an answer message

When you accept an answer on one of your questions, you get 2 reputation for it. The achievements dropdown tells you with a shiny green +2 on the topbar, and shows this: Why did I get +2 for it again?...
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Is the Unsung Hero badge a bad thing?

Everyone seems excited to get the Unsung Hero badge. Is this really a good thing? It seems in this case it is encouraging users to do abnormal thigns they wouldn't do otherwise, and try to get zero-...
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Question got edited to duplicate of another question, after answer accepted

Yesterday, I came across this question about HTML5 cache manifest with no answers. I read through the question, quickly checked against the corresponding Wikipedia article as a reference, and found ...
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Is it considered bad practice to create and accept a summary answer when a subjective split leads to two or more acceptable answers?

Over on http://english.stackexchange.com, I created a question that contained unintentionally polarizing subjectivity. Because of this, I am now faced with the possibility of siding with a single ...
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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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Allow new users to accept answers from the Not Enough Rep dialog

New users can't vote on questions or answers. Even when they ask a question, they aren't able to vote on the answers to that question. If they click the up arrow, they get a dialog box telling them ...
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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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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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Flag High-View Unanswered Questions for "Community Reviewed Answer"

Stemming from a discussion here, there are many questions in less-frequented tags which are drive-by questions that never get an accepted answer, but are hugely useful and pop up quite often. I came ...
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Purging a user account does not unaccept its accepted answers

There seems to be some magical wand movement that permits mods to send a user account and all its posts into oblivion.1 Normally, according to Shog9's answer to Deleted accepted answer pinned as top ...
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Accepted answers and top tag answerers

Are accepted answers playing some role in particular top tag answerers list or only up voted answers are taken into account?
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Suggestion to give more information and badges based on answers

Just a suggestion to give more information based on accepted answers. Total posts marked as the accepted answered Percentage of [total posts that are accepted answer] / [total non-question posts] * ...
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How to Encourage (or Make) Questioners Wait to Choose Best Answer

I originally posted this question on Writing.SE (How to Encourage (or Make) Questioners Wait to Choose Best Answer) and was encouraged to post it here. Much too often, a newer questioner will choose ...
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On sites where accepting an answer does not pin it, should it get a boost in rankings?

Some sites no longer pin accepted answers to the top. While I understand the reasoning (e.g. the OP's favorite answer might be wrong), it does seem like acceptance should "boost" the answer ...
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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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How to answer a question which already has acceptable answers and my answer will add at most 5% to the existing answers

Few hours ago I answered the question reading file without newlines in Python. The problem is that my answer is made up of existing answers with probably 5% tweak. I did it to facilitate future ...
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