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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What to do when a low-rep user “abandons” the site without accepting an answer?

Sometimes I see questions asked by super-low-rep users, even reputation-1, which have one (or more) reasonable answers with some upvotes - but no answer is accepted, and the OP doesn't make any ...
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Why not mark answered questions in “answers” view?

Some time ago I asked how I could figure which of my answers were given to questions that are still open (see here). Further thinking about this: I really find that information helpful - and I ...
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Accept my answer, nudge nudge [duplicate]

I've got a few questions I've answered, and I've been the only one to answer. The answer has been up voted but the question author has still not accepted, even though the answer is valid. Would it ...
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Best way to award credit when solution is *based on* another answer?

I'm playing with solutions to one of my questions on SO. There are some great answers there, but no perfect ones (broken in a minor way, wrong after I clarified the question, or good but not ideal). ...
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Accept Multiple Answers or Split Bounty among Several Users

Often more than one person contributes to the community coming up with the final accepted answer to a question. However, it is only possible to accept a single answer. Restricting to one final answer ...
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Should I accept my own answer on a discussion if no other answers were posted?

Around three months ago I posted the question Which required tag should be used with [tag:synonym-request]?, looking for feedback on what tags should be used in a synonym-request. I included my own ...
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Is two answers by one user for a single question acceptable? [duplicate]

I have a weird question about this post: PHP Code Log out There are two answers posted by one person (I will call him simply "the user" because it doesn't really matter who it was). This is what ...
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If the OP accepts a community wiki answer, do they get +2 rep? [duplicate]

Community Wiki answers give no reputation to the people who voted for them. They also don't give the +15 of acceptance if they are marked as accepted. But does the OP (of the question) get the normal ...
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Can unregistered users accept answers?

Just curious: I answered a question and the user seems to like the answer, but hasn't accepted it. I checked his profile, and it shows "Unregistered User". I wonder if the user can't accept the ...
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Should I accept technically correct answer or the answer which is the solution for me? [duplicate]

I asked the following question. How to close a website for a few months without affecting SEO? It got two answers. Answer 01 :How to close a website for a few months without affecting SEO? Answer ...
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Multiple accepted answers wrongly indicated

Description: In a question with an accepted answer and lots of other answers, the app shows the green tick () next to many answers, indicating that there are multiple accepted answers. Steps to ...
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Can we comment for a more specific answer to our questions?

First of all: I hope the title is not entirely confusing, if it is, I'm open to suggestions. The thing is, I asked a question and someone gave an answer that I sort of liked BUT the answer only was ...
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Can I mark an answer as a workaround instead of an accepted answer?

I recently submitted a question. No one posted an answer to my question, but someone posted a workaround that was sufficient for me in this particular case. Is it possible to mark his answer as a '...
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Tiny bug with suspension [duplicate]

First off, this is a very tiny bug that doesn't really affect anything here except my perfectionism. When a suspended user tries to accept an answer on their question, the following message comes up: ...
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Is it poor form to switch accepted answers?

I had a question of the form "does something like X exist?" Someone wrote a response to say that, No, X does not exist, but I could write it if I liked. I had suspected as much, so I marked his answer ...
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Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature?

Recently, I have answered a few questions that were upvoted by factors more than the accepted answer, but not accepted. This one, at the time of my writing, has an accepted answer that the asker said ...
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Community vote for “Accepted Answer” (Rep. >= 5000 only)

Possible Duplicate: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? People with reputation points >= 5000 should be allowed to vote for accepted answers for questions. Right now, a ...
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tag badges for accepted answers

While there are some very popular tags that generate many upvotes, there are also some tags that are technically challenging but hardly ever generate more than one or two upvotes per answer, hence ...
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Check mark gets cut off for short answers

The check mark on accepted answers gets cut off for short answers in the Android app. The answer in question is https://literature.stackexchange.com/a/2355/481. (It was accepted while I was ...
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Please show us when we lose an accepted answer

Sometimes (like today) I see that an answer of mine that had been accepted is no longer the accepted answer. Thing is, I have absolutely no idea which one and I'd really like to see which one to ...
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Modified answer view based only on votes, not accepted status

I would like to request a slightly modified answer view (currently oldest, newest and votes). I've thought for a long time that the accepted answer has too much prominence, leading to answers that ...
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Rethinking sort order of answers [duplicate]

Currently the answers are sorted by votes and the accepted answer is docked at top. The intended design is to "get your answer quickly". This does work well in most cases. Problem If I have a ...
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How can I retract an accepted answer? [duplicate]

If I accept an answer in my question, how can I retract my proposal (and accept another)? Furthermore, will I lose any reputation retracting answer acception? Will the answerer lose any reputation ...
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Allow accepting (self-)answers on historical-locked questions

Assume a (self-answered) question gets locked for historical significance. Because of this, the user who posted the question cannot (repeat: not) perform any of these actions: mark own question as ...
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Answer with more upvotes appears above accepted answer? [duplicate]

The highest-voted answer on this question has three votes, and appears above the accepted answer (two votes). I think it's an amusing coincidence that it just so happens to be a Jon Skeet answer. What'...
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Should I suggest to have the bounty un-awarded to myself?

It appears that if a bounty is clicked as awarded, even if the time still remains (e.g., for a better answer), then the question goes away from the "featured" tab. Is it a safe (and a good idea, too) ...
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Why are self-answers to Q&A style questions only allowed to be accepted after 2 days? [duplicate]

Stack Overflow allows for a user to "answer your own question, Q&A style" (you can even tick a box that allows you to post the answer at the same time as the question), but you are not allowed to ...
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Adding and accepting own answer that only says “I did what X said”

I noticed some questions like "how do I do something?" that several people have answered. Say the answers are "do A", "do B", "do C", ... At the end there is an accepted answer from the person who ...
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New timeline view only shows *last* accept vote, no un-accepts

Sometimes an OP changes their mind and awards the accepted answer mark to another post. Sometimes they don't know you can only mark one answer as accepted, and click the big checkmark next to each ...
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Wait To Select Best Answer

The guidelines allow someone who has asked a question to select an "accepted answer" after 15 minutes. Guidelines also encourage best answers to be selected after waiting a day or two. Even if ...
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Earlier answer edited to duplicate later answer in full

I recently revisited an old answer of mine to an even older question, and was a bit surprised by the changes I saw; I came across this question in 2013. At that point, the question had been asked ...
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Is it acceptable to answer the title of a question instead of the text of the question?

So, every once in a while I'll find a question where the title is of a much larger scope than the actual question. A good example is this question where the title is "How to keep light switches “...
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Can I filter my answers on whether they are accepted or not accepted?

In my user profile, I can see my list of answers and I can filter by votes, activity or newest. Is it possible to filter this list to see only the accepted answers or the not-accepted?
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Is there a general rule for how to deal with your answer if you disagree with it later?

Suppose I answer a question, correctly to the best of my knowledge, and it is voted up, maybe even accepted. 5 years later, learning new techniques, I may come across an old answer of mine which ...
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Don't put heavily downvoted accepted answers at the top

Currently, accepted answers are automatically put at the top when sorted by any criteria, unless it's by the OP. If an accepted answer is wrong and has several more downvotes than the top-voted ...
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Force accepted-answer flag [duplicate]

It's a well-known problem that new/unregistered users tend to neglect accepting answers. This is usually because they just don't pick up on the concept. If new users wind up sticking around and ...
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Method to get answers accepted if OP is unregistered [duplicate]

On many of the Stack Exchange sites, a significant proportion of questions are asked by unregistered users who are then unable to accept an answer to their question as correct. This is a massive ...
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Answer re-accepted but still -15 RP

Yesterday I answered a question and the answer got accepted and upvoted. In my reputation list I got +15RP for an accepted answer but also -15RP for an unaccepted answer. Apparently the answer got ...
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Does accepting an answer affect the question being on a hot network question list directly?

If a question is currently on a Hot Network List, does accepting one of its answers directly affect whether it's on a hot list later or not? "directly" means that it affects the "hot" formula ...
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What action do I take when a more acceptable answer is posted? [duplicate]

I asked a question on an Stack Exchange site and at the time got an answer which I marked as such (Question in question) Since accepting the answer, a new answer has been submitted which is now ...
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Marking correct answer when multiple answers are used [duplicate]

On some Stack Exchange sites it is unclear to me which answer to accept as correct. For example, sites such as lifehacks, scifi and personal productivity, give theories and tools, several which (or a ...
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Unaccept answers when votes are invalidated

When a Stack Exchange employee invalidates votes in cases of voting fraud any reputation earned from acceptance of answers is removed, but the actual acceptance stays. This results in a the answer ...
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Explain in SO FAQ concept of accepting answers

I see lots of folks on SO that ask tons of questions and never bother to even accept a single one. I don't think they're all creeps—but I can't find any explanation in the SO FAQ where I could ...
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Combine rep for accepting answer with question's rep

When I accept an answer for my question I get +2 rep for that. Is it possible to combine reputation points for question with +2 for accepting answer for the same question in the achievements dialog? ...
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Why does my reputation not add up?

Hi, I joined the StackOverflow site today and have a question about the reputation. According to the FAQ, you can get reputation for the following 2 things (amongst others): Your Question or Answer ...
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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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SOP for selecting answers to posted questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I accept the answer even if this is not what I wanted? Is it SOP or otherwise "polite" to accept a response to your question (as an answer), even if it wasn't exactly ...
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Does deleting and undeleting the accepted answer remove the acceptance tag?

Another comment suggests flagging for a mod to delete it, which makes we wonder if deleting and undeleting the same answer would remove the acceptance tag. – Oddthinking♦ (Why does Stack Exchange ...
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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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Duplicate question already answered?

What should I do if I answer a duplicate question and the answer is accepted? Soon after answering I noticed that the question is a duplicate post, but it hasn't been deleted in 2 years, so, now that ...