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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Collaborative Answers / Point-Sharing

Alternatively Perhaps if the author of the accepted-answer were informed that his answer (after heavy editing) was accepted. "You can share a portion of your score with the editor." Have a bounty-...
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My answers don't get accepted - what can I do?

On Arqade I am kinda well informed. After my registration on it, I answered several questions on the same topic, asked by the same person. Now these answers are about two weeks old and I know the ...
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Does deleting an account uncheck the accepted answers?

In my opinion the accepted answer should permanently stick as only the original question submitter has the ability to accept.
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Bug: Awarded double rep for accepted answer

I noticed this because Jon's tracker was showing +60 for this answer (+3 and accepted, so should be 45 rep): From my rep report: 2 2719060 (10) 2 2719060 (10) 2 2719060 (10) 1 2719060 (...
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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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Allow accepting my own answer without waiting 48 hours, in light of Accept Rate

Yes, we asked for this before. Now that you display our accept rate (it's in fact a new form of flair, like reputation and badges), this is even more important: Let me decide when to accept an answer ...
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I feel that lately the answers to my questions on Stack Exchange are low quality

I started using Stack Overflow1 a few years ago when I was learning c-sharp. I remember that when I was asking something, I was either getting a link to an existing question (duplicate or similar ...
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How do I see which of my questions are not accepted?

I want to quickly see all questions I have asked where I have not accepted an answer. How do I do this? Return to FAQ index
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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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Problem with users not accepting answers

I am facing a recurring problem on Stack Overflow that goes like this: Someone asks a question. I answer, and we chat until their problem is solved. Then they leave the site, forgetting to upvote ...
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Etiquette for selecting answers

I'm kind of curious what kinds of criteria other people go through when selecting the correct answer to their questions. Here's what I consider when selecting the answer to my question: Is the ...
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Can I accept two answers?

If I get two answers that jointly answer the question (one directly answers the question and offers a work-around, and the other offers a thinking-out-of-the-square kind of answer), can I vote for ...
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Unsung Hero gold badge [duplicate]

I have seen the Unsung Hero gold badge which is awarded on 10 accepted answers with total scores of zero. My 10 answers have been accepted with score of 0. I have answered a total of 107 questions on ...
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If votes works differently on meta sites how does that of accepting answers work?

In the faq of meta sites you can read something like the following: Voting here works a bit differently from other Stack Exchange sites. On Meta Stack Overflow, voting is used to express ...
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How to handle users who don't select answers for their questions?

How should SO handle users who don't "maintain" their questions by selecting answers, or remarking newer/better answers as the chosen one? Many questions... Have no answer marked correct, even when ...
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Allow moderators to remove accepted flags on blatantly incorrect answers

Yes, there is discussion around what a person can do when there is a blatantly accepted wrong answer: Blatantly wrong accepted answer Should moderators be allowed to delete accepted answers? And so ...
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Asking upvote for accepted answer

Some times people accept the answer but don't upvote it. When this happens to me I'm always tempted to ask them to upvote it, but I don't know if I'll look rude or needy lol. Should we ask for upvote ...
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Is it ok to choose a different answer for a bounty award than the one I accept?

I placed a bounty on one of my questions, and I'm thinking of accepting one answer but awarding a bounty to another. Is this possible and is it socially acceptable? (Re the former, it looks like it's ...
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Shouldn't there be more incentive to accept an answer?

This is frustrating for new users. I've answered tons of questions thoroughly and correctly, and I've often been the only person to answer. However, these users (usually new or low rep) don't return ...
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When, if ever, should voting override answer acceptance for answer sorting?

The accepted answer always appears at the top of the list, regardless of sort order. This can be misleading if the question author accepted an invalid solution and a better solution was proposed later,...
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What should happen to questions asked by non-existent users with answers that score higher than the accepted answer?

Here's the scenario: Bob asks a question on Stack Overflow. Bob gets a few answers and selects the one that helps him the most. Bob's account gets deleted. Another (considerably better) answer is ...
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View my answers to questions with no accepted answer

Somewhat related to View my questions with unaccepted answers, but from the other end. Can we have a filter option for our answers (that we have posted to another user's questions) to only show our ...
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Accepted answer reward +15 awarded twice!

Today a strange thing happened. I wrote an answer and it was considered good enough to be accepted. Way too good. Because its acceptance gave me +30 rep! (source: coldattic.info) Here's an ...
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Notify users who answered when question is migrated

On the same line of thinking as: Notify Author when Question is migrated I think it would be helpful for users whose answer were either accepted, or awarded a bounty (maybe even over a certain number ...
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Daily reputation limit and accepted answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clarification about daily cap and accepted answers The FAQ for reputation daily limit says: accepted answers ... are not subject to the daily reputation limit. but the ...
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What to do with users who aren't voting or accepting answers

Over at math.SE (where I'm a moderator) we've been having problems with a user who isn't voting or accepting answers to questions. This seems completely against the spirit of the site, but I'm not ...
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Show other accepted answers in Recent Activity

I can find similar requests to this, but nothing quite the same. Basically, I'd like to know (via Recent Activity) if a question that I answered gets an Accepted Answer that wasn't mine. This is ...
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Find all of my unaccepted questions across all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view all my unaccepted questions across SE? I would like to find all of the questions I have posted on the Stack Exchange network that do not yet have an accepted ...
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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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Clarification in FAQ regarding voting, reputation, and accepted answers

I think the FAQ on StackOverflow is slightly confusing. To quote one line regarding reputation changes... answer is accepted +15 (+2 to voter) I interpret this to mean that the person who ...
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Accepted answer color differs on meta

First: I am very aware of this question: Can you bring the color back to meta? But I am not asking to change the color theme, but I am asking to make the yellow color of the accepted answer on meta ...
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Policy on accepting answer after question is no longer relevant to original poster

Let's say I have a problem, and post a question on StackOverflow. I don't get any good answers, so I end up writing my own buggy implementation, or shelving the feature entirely. Months later, ...
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How to select the correct answer when their content is equal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which answer do I accept if I have multiple correct answers? Consider following situation. I post a question and log out from stackoverflow, login few hours later and I see ...
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Is there a way to filter/sort your questions by whether you have accepted an answer on your profile page? [duplicate]

Every so often I like to go through my questions and make sure I haven't forgotten to accept an answer on each of them. However, when you have more than a few pages worth of questions it can be kind ...
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I was recommended to accept an answer before it was possible

When voting up an answer to a recently asked question, you are reminded that you can/should accept the answer even though the time limit isn't up yet. From this question on meta.SU.
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The search parameter isanswered ignores acceptances

The SE definition of "answered" question is: has an answer that is either accepted or has positive score. But the search parameter isanswered appears to ignore the "accepted" clause: when set to "no" ...
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View questions no answer has been selected

I think the user profile page should have an additional filter tab/button added to the current filters of: recent votes newest views that Unanswered or similar should be added. This would make easier ...
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Allow higher scoring unaccepted answers to sort above the accepted answer [duplicate]

There are a number of questions related to the sort order between accepted and unaccepted answers. Discussion seems to revolve around the "correctness", "ownership", and default behavior of the site. ...
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Why reward an answer to a low quality question?

Consider a question like this How to concatenate echos. A great deal of the questions nowadays seems to be questions which could be solvable by spending five to ten minutes reading a decent tutorial ...
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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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What happens when an accepted answer is wrong but the OP is gone?

The accepted answer to How can I format as keyboard keys? says that you just need to use the <kbd> tag. This is no longer true, at least on Meta, which is pointed out by another answerer (and ...
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New Badge: Quick-Draw

Quick-Draw: First to respond, and with accuracy. Imagine a couple gun-slingers in the west. Being the first to respond means nothing if you miss the mark. Being the first to respond, and hitting the ...
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Why is this accepted answer not listed at the top? [duplicate]

Answer in question: https://stackoverflow.com/a/12827086/825789 I have the answers sorted by votes, but strangely the answer marked as accepted is listed last. The top answer is the one with most ...
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How do I find out the total number of accepted answers? [duplicate]

Can someone please suggest a query to directly see the number of answers I posted that were accepted. Right now I have to manually count from total given answers. Hope there is an easy way.
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Accepting two or more Answers on a single question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Woudn’t it make sense to have more than one answer acceptable? Assume that you post a question which actually asks two questions. If one user answers half, and another ...
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Adding a way to mark answer as “partially accepted”

When someone gives me an answer which is useful, but doesn't fully answer the question, there is a problem when I need to decide what to do with it. If I accept this partial answer, no one will ...
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Wrong answer marked accepted [duplicate]

This question: RESTful URL design for search Is a great question and has 71 up-votes to boot, but has unfortunately been marked with the wrong answer. The correct answer quite rightly has 60 up-...
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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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Forcing Acceptance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? Moderators accepting answers on user's behalf after a certain time period I am asking this ...
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Sometimes show highest answer before accepted answer?

For some questions the accepted answer is not that useful but the OP likes the answer for whatever reason. Later possibly, someone else comes along and provides a better answer (which ends up being ...