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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Prompt when I accept my answer within 2 days seems miswritten?

When I try accept my answer, I see a prompt: You can accept your own answer in 2 days Is this miswritten for "you can not accept your own answer in 2 days"? See also: Why must I wait two days ...
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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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Could we have a 'soft' accepted answer for an unanswered question? [duplicate]

On some long-standing unanswered questions there is often an answer that is probably the right answer, with more upvotes, comments including positive words & chatter. So could the system itself ...
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Make self-accepted answers rise to the top

There has been a very large amount of confusion about self-accepted answers not rising to the top of all other answers. For a while, it wasn't possible self-accept answers. Then this blog post came ...
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Display statistics/have subject badges for accepted answers

Update to clarify what I'm asking for (based on discussions on a few other questions there seems to be conflation of two distinct things). I'm not interested in badges for answers that I have accepted,...
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Wouldn't it make sense to have more than one answer acceptable?

Or at least have maybe the ability to set some other answers as assisted answer. I find myself finding an acceptable answer unusable while other answers underneath it might be more suitable. Would it ...
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Why can't I post responses to my own question or accept multiple answers?

I am new to this site and I find it a little confusing. I've posted a new question: Why can I not write a new post to my own thread? As far as I can see I may only write comments to the other's ...
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Better way to search for unaccepted posts

I like to make sure I am not person that: Ask questions Gets answers Benefits from answers Never accepts an answer However I also dont like to accept right away, so that I am not adding to FGIW ...
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Removed accepted answer… what about the reputation?

I just had the case, that the OP removed the "accepted answer" after one month because he needed my help again. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4499476/how-can-i-clear-a-sqlite-database-each-time-...
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Is it better to remove questions which are useless to community?

I already posted approximately fifty questions on Stack Overflow. Some were useful for me, but are completely useless to Stack Overflow members and do not bring new users to the website. I ...
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Etiquette of accepting answers

I ask some questions and get answers on the Stack Exchange network as usual. But I am biased towards accepting answers late because of the following reasons: Waiting for better answers Checking ...
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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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Delete accepted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow author of accepted answer to delete it in certain circumstances I gave a quick aswer to a question that, while it works, allowed the potential to have SQL injection ...
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Two accepted answers

I saw the same problem as in this (Two accepted answers?) post on Math.SE. I want to pay attention on it, because it linked post is written that this bug has been yet fixed. Quote comes from Two ...
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Allow moderators or other trusted users to pin accepted answer by asker

Currently, by design, if you accept your own answer it does not get pinned above the question. This practice is actually detrimental to lower throughout Stack Exchange network sites. As such, ...
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Discourage questions being marked as answered within an hour or so of being posted

I keep on seeing a fair number of questions (such as this one) which get marked as answered within 5-10 minutes of being posted. Sometimes the questions like this are insanely popular and actually see ...
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Moderators accepting answers on user's behalf after a certain time period

I think it would be cool if a question would eventually open up to moderators to accept answers on the user's behalf, once a time period has passed. The asking user would get the rep score for the ...
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Shouldn't the answer with more votes be above the accepted answer?

After reviewing this question... I'd like to make an argument for answers that have attained more votes than an accepted answer always be ranked above when answers are being sorted by votes (the ...
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A better answer was posted long after accepting another. Should I accept the new one?

I've accepted an answer in 2010. In 2011 new options came to hand, and a better answer was posted. Should I move the accepted answer to the new one?
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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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Ask for a resolved mark button [duplicate]

It should be a good idea to have some mechanism to request to the user who asked a question to mark the question as resolved. I know not all questions are resolved but some of them a lot of times are ...
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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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User-chosen accepted answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? Community vote for “Accepted Answer” (Rep. >= 5000 only) I've seem many questions by people with a 4% accept ...
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What answer characteristics are the most important when accepting an answer to a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does accepting an answer work? When choosing between answers to a question, which aspects of the answer are the most important when accepting an answer? This could include ...
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Let people accept a 100% correct answer without delay [duplicate]

Today I asked a question and someone kindly answered it after 2 minutes. It was a good and correct answer. I put it in my code and it did work. Then I tried to accept it but system wants me to wait ...
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Delay before users can see answers

Commonly on Stack Overflow answering a new question appears to be a race of who can type the fastest and get the most in-depth explanation the quickest. Is this really what we want the site to be like?...
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Lock questions within a few minutes of accepting an answer (or something similar)

I want to know if we can add a new feature to automatically lock questions within a few minutes of an answer being accepted. It has been my experience that rarely, if ever, anything constructive comes ...
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Should we abolish accepting answers? [duplicate]

I just took accepting answers for granted on Stack Exchange, but then I came across Quora, a Q&A site that doesn't have accepted answers (Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting that we make Stack ...
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Should we allow the poster of an accepted answer to opt out of the top answer space?

Because deletion of accepted answers has been rejected (and so has been transferring accepted answer status to other answers), I propose an alternative: posters should be able to waive placement of ...
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Should we have the ability to accept multiple answers as solutions and rate their quality? [duplicate]

I found that different answers are sometimes answering a question, even different methods are used and the execution speed is varying. Did you ever think about the ability to accept more than one ...
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Should Stack Overflow Allow people to Down/Upvote a Question/Answer if an Accepted Answer is Present?

I like the up/down vote system. It is a creative way of rating an answer, and it just has Stack Exchange written all over it. Although, I think if a question is asked well enough for someone to give ...
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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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Advice needed on closing own question, accepting valid answer or deleting

I'm needing a little advice. I recently posted a question on Stack Overflow. After posting it I realised that SO probably isn't the best place for it, but by then deleting it I think would have been ...
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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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Allow more than one answer to be accepted [duplicate]

Sometimes, after a few days, there are two or three good answers to a question, or answers which are very much like each other. It can be hard to choose which to accept. I think that after two days, ...
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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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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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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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Mark a comment as the answer to a question

I have a question and have seen others to which the best and most relevant answer (at least the one that solved my particular problem) is placed in the comments to the question as opposed to the ...
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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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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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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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Can we exempt downvoted accepted answers from getting the top spot?

Similar to this request but narrower, I'm suggesting we make a particular exception for downvoted accepted answers (those with score less than zero, or some other threshold like -3), so that they stay ...
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What to do if my answer was accepted but is wrong?

I answered a question a while back, but the answer turned out to be wrong. I can't delete the answer though, because it was accepted. Is there anything I can/should do besides commenting on the ...
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Why must I wait two days before accepting my own answer?

I got this message today while trying to accept my answer on my own question. Why must I wait this time, if I am sure that the answer I answered is the right one, just want to understand the point of ...