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 could the accepted answer visibility be improved?

Others have asked similar questions but bear with me for a second. At present an accepted answer has the following visibility: It is moved to the top of the answers listing. It get's a big green ...
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Multiple Accept Answer for Subjective Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Woudn’t it make sense to have more than one answer acceptable? Need to have a feature where user can accept answers for multiple questions. This will be useful in ...
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How come I can't accept my answer to my question that no one else answered? [closed]

Back in July I learned about Compass framwork leveraging BluePrint CSS framework and SASS based on top of the work done by HAML. I asked a question about any developers using it in the ASP.NET world. ...
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Notify us when an answer we've accepted has been edited

This could potentially completely change the answer. We should be given the opportunity to review it and if necessary comment or change our minds about accepting it. Of course we can do that now but ...
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Should users give a reason why they are accepting an answer?

Should users give a reason in the form of a comment why they are accepting an answer? I would hesitate and say it should be required, but should it be strongly encouraged? And strongly encourage ...
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Mark a question as “unanswerable”

StackOverflow has several subjective/poll questions that do not have an answer (by definition), I wish there was a way to let SO (and other community users) understand that there is no right answer to ...
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When is the accepted answer ratio recalculated?

I had a 71% accept ratio, and then I accepted a number of answers, but it stayed at 71%. When will this get updated?
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Shouldn't answers marked as “accepted” rise to the top of the list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote ordering of accepted answers has changed: Accepted below top voted I have a case where I asked a question and received an answer that I upvoted (because it was helpful, ...
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What should we do about questions marked correct that have obviously incorrect answers?

Recently I ran some stats on the SO dump to search for question with answers marked correct that have less than -1 votes. The list was illuminating: What interesting stats can I obtain from the ...
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Notification of a more popular answer than the accepted one

I asked a question on stackoverflow at the end of last year for a beta or pre-release product and got the answer I wanted. 3 months later someone else answered the question with the correct answer ...
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Why don't askers accept answers they up-vote and accept-in-comments?

Many times I answer a question (correctly) and in comments the original asker replies saying "Thanks, that worked!" and they leave, usually up-voting the answer, but not marking it as the accepted ...
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Suggestion for how you could handle multiple helpful answers

Often, as other questions here discuss, you find yourself with one or two answers to your question that is kinda correct. But to be really correct they either need to be rewritten slightly, combined ...
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How do I combine two answers to create the best answer on stackoverflow?

I just asked my first question on stackoverflow and I'm really impressed that my question seems to be answered sufficiently already! See: Width of an element accounting for quirks mode in javascript? ...
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How do I request attention of an expert in a subject when an incorrect question gets upvoted and selected?

In my opinion, an upvoted, incorrect answer being accepted can do a great deal of damage; after all, people will think it is correct because the many people who upvoted it cannot all be wrong. How ...
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Would it be possible to show minutes if there is less than an hour until the answer can be accepted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wording suggestion for the “You must wait x hours before accepting your own answer” message. I recently attempted to accept an answer on a question and ran into an ...
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Answer accepted (and up-voted) but only 10 rep gained?

I answered a question this morning, and shortly thereafter it was up-voted and accepted (presumably the up-vote came from the asker). However, my rep has only increased by 10, rather than the ...
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What's the idea about discouraging users from marking their own answer as correct?

I notice that you now have to wait 2 days or so before you can mark your own answer as the correct answer. Why?
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When I click on my name, and scroll to my questions, why no indication which questions have approved answer?

I click on my name. I scroll down to (my) questions. Many have answers. In some cases, one of the answers has been ticked or checked, meaning that I have accepted one of the answers as resolution to ...