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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A last-seen time label added to questions to foster OP votes and accepts?

On several SE sites, a recurring issue is a low rate of upvoted or accepted answers by the OP. Some just pop up for a question, reappear in the SE site seldomly, and do not bother marking answers ...
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Varying accepted answer colors

Compare the two images below: The first image shows the box in the question list telling you how many answers there are and whether one is accepted on the question. The second is for the accepted ...
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What happens to a bounty if an answer is accepted during the grace period?

I answered a question that had a bounty. It wasn't accepted by the OP until just after (< 1 hr) the bounty period expired and had entered the 24 hr "grace period". Assuming the OP doesn't manually ...
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Prompt to consider accepting a better answer

After an answer is accepted, sometimes a much better answer comes along. While an original poster gets notified of new answers, there is currently no notification if a different answer garners far ...
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Who gets the correct solution check? [duplicate]

I submitted a question on Stack Overflow and when I went back to check answers I saw two. I immediately saw two answers, but the first one which happens to be more detailed and a better explanation (...
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Does accepting multiple answers give points to each contribution?

If I choose an accepted answer, then revert my choice and accept someone else's. Which one gets the 15+ reputation? Is it both? Or only the first?
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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 the accepted answerer also be able to change the accepted answer?

Probably one of the largest problems I regularly see with the Stack Exchange model is that most people asking questions don't really understand how the system works. Often questions never get an ...
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Received 30 points for accepted answer (from Achievements dialog viewpoint)

I'm seeing some weird maths on this answer. It is an accepted answer with no upvotes and no downvotes worth 15 points: +15 (correct value) I can see also on Reputation tab of my SuperUser profile. ...
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Answered question is identical to mine, but accepted solution doesn't work for me

Here is the situation. I have a problem, and upon searching for a solution, I find that another SO user has already posted a question and accepted and answer. However, while the question perfectly ...
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A way to accept more than one answer would be useful [duplicate]

More often than not, I get more than one really good answer to a particular question that I have posted. There is no way one can appreciate that more than by up-voting both answers, because we are ...
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How do I encourage an asker to pick an answer

How do I encourage an asker to pick an answer? Or for that matter, how to encourage voting for useful answers that took a lot of work to produce.
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Answer edited to add another solution while overwriting the previous accepted solution [duplicate]

This is my answer to a question, well, it used to be until the edit. This is the edit history for my answer. I just opened StackOverflow and I saw some users(Users - Community and Dawson) has edited ...
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What happens if a question asker never marks or hints that an answer as correct? [duplicate]

What would happen? They would have no indication of it being what worked for them, unlike What happens if you answered a question, questioner says thanks, but didn't accept your answer as correct?....
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Upvoted answers counted as accepted in Android app's question list

So I'm scrolling through questions, and I see this: Oh, goodie, there's an accepted answer here! Or not. Is the background supposed to be green for any question having an upvoted answer? It ...
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Android app indicates that a question has accepted answer on search result, when it has not

As you can see above, when I searched my question on Physics.SE, it's solid green (accepted answer indicator), but I haven't accepted any answer. App Version: 1.0.85 Device Manufacturer: Spreadtrum ...
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Why doesn't Stack Overflow use a best answer chosen by votes? [duplicate]

I often see many questions where users poor their hearts out creating high-quality answers that are merely upvoted, but never selected as the answer. The user who asks the question picks the answer ...
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Should I try to give accepted answers for all my questions? [duplicate]

I realize that your suppose to accept an answer if it worked for you. What if you have a high up-voted question, but the answer was found through the comments? Do I ask the user who made the comment ...
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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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Strange behavior in unsung hero query

I recently notice that I'm close to get the Unsung Hero Badge so I run this query How Close Am I to Unsung Hero Badge (Including 10 days requirement)? with my userId 4848308 and I get as result | ...
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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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Unable to find my questions without an accepted answer effectively

I have asked many questions on SO. There are about 30 tabs I have to scroll through to find question for which I have not yet accepted an answer. Some questions of mine are long-term projects. They ...
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Accepted Answer Below Other Question? [duplicate]

I was looking at this question, and noticed that: The accepted answer was below another answer. It's not like the other answer had more votes, it had the same amount of votes. The accepted answer is ...
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Accepted answer not showing as accepted in profile page

I am facing a strange situation here. I have given an answer to a question and it is the accepted answer when viewing the question, but when I open my profile page the answer is not shown as the ...
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Shouldn't I be getting an “Enlightened” badge for my answer?

I know this has been asked before but can someone explain to me what specific criteria I failed to meet for being awarded the Enlightened Badge? Enlightened silver; awarded multiple times ...
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Are “This answer should be marked as accepted” comments not constructive? [duplicate]

Occasionally I come across great answers that aren't marked as accepted. They are commonly accompanied by the comment: "This should really be marked as accepted." (Example) In my opinion, the ...
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I would like to sort questions on date of acceptance

Please note that this is not about the overviews on user profiles; there's a separate feature request for that. (Several, actually, but I'm only linking to one). When sorting question overviews, I ...
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Should answers that are significantly edited after being accepted be flagged?

There is a question that I answered a while back, that I find myself looking at every now and then. Recently I noticed something that changed about the accepted answer. Here is the question: what ...
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Small, unobtrusive indicator that the Accepted Answer is not the most upvoted

I find a lot of questions, especially on Stack Overflow, where the question was answered quickly and the solution may have worked for that person, satisfying the accepted answer criteria, but another ...
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Is there a reason an asker would downvote an answer, but then mark it as accepted?

This is not a duplicate of Why may I accept and downvote the same answer?, as that is about why the feature hasn't been locked out or removed. I'm asking if there's any possible reason that someone ...
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Trolling by accepting answer

If I accepted answer in 100 of my questions in one day (reaching 200 rep in one day), then un-accept them all the other day, then accept them again - If I did that 50 times, would that make me Epic (...
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network answers in Careers should have bounty information, too

It appears that Careers shows whether an answer was accepted or not (in addition to the vote count), but doesn't show whether a bounty was won. That could be improved. Additionally, it's very ...
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Wrong answer adopting right answer

I recently answered a question which already was upvoted a little, but had a wrong answer (its comments acknowledged that). The wrong answer then was edited to match in explanation the right answer, ...
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Can a user accept answers during a suspension?

If I had posted a question that got an answer, and if I hadn't accepted the answer before I got suspended, would I be able to mark the answer as accepted during the time that I was suspended from the ...
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What is the logic behind allowing an answer to be accepted, but not upvoted? [duplicate]

On the lower traffic SEs I frequent, it seems that occasionally an asker will accept an answer without upvoting it. I am wondering if this is intentionally allowed (on the site's part) for a specific ...
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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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The “I used a workaround as it doesn't seems to be a solution” approach

I've got this question about some glitch in javascript I asked last year, which didn't received any acceptable answer until now. In the meantime, I went a totally different approach, which solved my ...
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Extra Rep Cap Buffer from Answer Accepts?

I capped on Code Review today, but I had a curious revelation in doing so. I accepted one of my ancient answers on a question of mine that never got any others, and had another answer be accepted. I ...
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Can I re-accept a question with my own answer?

I have a question with an accepted answer. Recently, I found another solution to the question that works better than the one I accepted. Is it acceptable to post this as my own answer and re-accept ...
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Who to up-vote - Integrated two answers to get to what I needed [duplicate]

I asked a question over on StackOverflow and got two answers to my question. The one answered my question in the most technical sense, but an integration of the two answers received is what I used in ...
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Is accepting an answer a good idea?

I feel like letting the answer with most up-votes to be the top answer so if at any later time someone provides a better answer it could be replaced.
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Is there a way to find out if an accepted answer has been re-assigned?

I am creating a query on data explorer in which I want to find out how many accepted answers were re-assigned (a different answer was accepted in the same question before, but a different question was ...
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Is it better to accept correct answers or thorough answers? [duplicate]

A little back-story -- Recently I saw a question SO (with a bounty of +50 rep) where I knew the answer. Someone had already attempted to answer the question both in comments and with an official ...
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What is the benefit of the acceptance-function when you have the vote-function? [duplicate]

What is the benefit of the acceptance-function when you have the vote-function? Currently the acceptance-function belongs to the user asking the question, not the community as the vote-function does. ...
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Where should I ask a comeback to the OP about the accepted answer?

There is this question I stumbled upon. The question can be viewed as a polar question ("is there any way to") and the answer can be summarized as "yes" (there is a way to). The answer also contains ...
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Warning label on accepted answers the community doesn't agree with

On questions in which the community heavily up votes a non-accepted answer, the best we can hope is a user scrolls down far enough to see it. I propose we go one step further and place a banner on ...
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Accepted answer is not correct any more [duplicate]

There are cases that the accepted anwser is not relevant anymore. I encounter this situation often lately, particular at stackoverflow. For example, this question: How can I make my own base image ...
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Undeterred badge

We have an Enlightened badge: First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times But we don't have a badge to reward adding a good answer to a question ...
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What does accepting an answer actually convey (2015 edition)?

From time immemorial, prominent placement for accepted answers has been baked into Stack Exchange. The reason is that, by accepting an answer, the OP is saying "I did that and it worked for me; I don'...
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Clarify the accepted answer help page

The current Help Center page, "What does it mean when an answer is "accepted" ($site/help/accepted-answer) contains the following text: It simply means that the author received an answer that ...