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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Is it bad form to prompt new questioners to formally accept your answer?

Every so often I see questions with good or even clearly correct answers that go unaccepted because the questioner is a new user who hasn't quite grokked the mechanics of the site. They'll leave a ...
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Please bring back shading to accepted answers?

The shading for accepted answers was a nice UI touch, please bring it back.
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Checkmarks on new SE sites are inconvenient for red-green colorblind users

When I ask a question on some of the new SE sites (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me to select one as my accepted answer), it's very hard for me to tell the difference between the ...
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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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Accepted answers to deleted questions don't have a checkmark

It seems that when an answer is implicitly deleted along with the parent question, it loses its checkmark. This, coupled with the fact that the timeline view is broken for deleted questions, makes it ...
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Ability to accept multiple answers [duplicate]

Good day ladies and gentlemen, I wonder how hard would it be to implement the possibility of accepting multiple answers, IT-wise. It arguably does happen that there is more than one good answer and ...
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Gaming system with accepts

Well, it is not really efficient, but gives some reps (tried two days ago, only 41 reps :-) ). I have, for example, 50 question where I had accepted answers. And 101 reps, because each accept gives ...
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Some answers got unaccepted in my rep history but still display a checkmark

My reputation listing is showing that on Mar 4 and 5, some of my answers got unaccepted, but when I go to those answers, they are still showing as accepted -- they still have the green check mark. Can ...
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Duplicate questions accepted answers section

As there are different ways to complete a task, there can be several good and helpful approaches answered on duplicate questions. I suggest a feature to add a section on Duplicate Question like ...
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Can one find questions with accepted answers?

I know you can find unanswered, but is there an easy way to find questions with an accepted answer?
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Why can't I accept two answers for the same question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does accepting an answer work? I got two answers for the same question from different users and both of them correct and working perfectly, but I am unable to accept both ...
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How to handle when the accepted answer may not belong at the top?

You probably get sick of hearing this suggestion, but...(a quick search didn't reveal a similar thread). In instances like How to add an image to a JPanel? it seems that there is a "community ...
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Allow mod accept for deleted users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moderators accepting answers on user’s behalf after a certain time period Sometimes there's a question with an unaccepted answer that was asked by a currently inactive ...
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Is there a system in place to prevent new users asking, answering and accepting answers to each others' off-topic questions?

Normally new users are not allowed to up-vote until they gain a bit of reputation by receiving up-votes or accepts from the community of a site. But this has a weak point that is being exploited: ...
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SU question 473143 has two accepted answers

The question How to tab between buttons on an Mac OS X dialog box, recently migrated from SO to SU, has the interesting sight of two accepted answers. Even if this is a case of a merge (which is not ...
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Two accepted answers?

I noticed this anomaly after clicking the "load new answers" link on this question: As far as I can tell, this was caused by the following sequence of events: I loaded the question with one accepted ...
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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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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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Will the new Acceptance Rate tracking lead to accepting bad answers?

I've noticed that since Atwood & Co. introduced the new Acceptance Rate tracking, people have been in a mad dash to try and raise up their acceptance rate. This has been especially noticable for ...
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Add accepted answers to user page

Given the range of information now available across the tabs of a user's profile page, the outstanding missing list is accepted and unaccepted answers, preferably with datestamps. I suggest it is ...
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Why did I not receive +15 rep for an accepted answer?

The question I refer to is: C++ arrays and size Mine is the accepted answer, but I have received no rep for it (checked using stackoverflow.com/reputation) Although I hit my rep cap on the day in ...
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How to ask for a different answer to an existing question? A bounty?

What do I do when a question exactly describes the problem I need solving - same error message and same symptoms, but the accepted answer does not solve the problem for me? Should I add a bounty to ...
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Answer accepted twice?

This question seems to have two accepted answers - @Felix's was accepted on January 1, 2001. Is this a known bug? It doesn't seem a duplicate of this bug, which has its roots in a race condition.
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What happens when answers become wrong?

What is the policy of dealing with answers that would become wrong after time? As an example, if I asked the question Does java support the Elvis operator ?: the correct answer today is no. The ...
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Sort answer with most votes over accepted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shouldn’t the answer with more votes be above the accepted answer? The Problem Sometimes the accepted answer isn't the best one. But the accepted answer is always the first. ...
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Getting new users to accept answers

The concept of getting users to accept answers to questions has been asked before, I know. The questions usually focus on punishing users in some way, prohibiting them from asking if their acceptance ...
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Accept an answer Obligation

I've got the following message on one of my "not have an accepted answer" question: "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" Am I obligated to accept ...
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Notification on edited answers

If I edit my answer on SO, after this answer was accepted by the owner of the question, will the owner receive a notification of any sort?
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Is there any appeals process for technically incorrect down-voting?

OK, here's the situation. Someone posted an algorithmic question on SO. There were 2 main answers. One was stock "you can use this standard data structure - see details on Wiki". Basically, a ...
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How can we deter users from prompting question-askers to improve their accept rate?

I'm tired of people whinging in question comments about people's accepted answer rate. Can we have a button by the answer rate that people can click to say "hey! improve this!"? Maybe if a threshold ...
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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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Multiple accepted answers System

I am sure some people might have come across this in the past. It is the Question that has many "Problematic Parts" and each answer solves a different one. In the end, the User who asked the ...
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How about a badge for having some quantity of accepted answers?

I think there should be a badge for having a certain number of your answers accepted, either in general, or in a specific tag. It would exclude Community Wiki and Self-Accepted answers. There could ...
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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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I am broken: post-undelete reputation issues

Specifically FAO Tim Post I guess, but this is probably going to relate to any StackExchange account that has previously been deleted and then put back together by the kind people at StackExchange. I ...
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Actual value of accepted answers

I am relatively new to Stack Overflow (about 2 months) and still getting used to how this site works exactly. My main objective here is helping (and getting help) and giving something back to the "...
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Accepted answers are all accepted at Jan 1 '01 at 0:00

I've just noticed on askubuntu.com that accepted answers are always being marked as accepted on January 1st, '01 at midnight. This applies to SO as well. Screenshot below for PDO bindParam Timestamp ...
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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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OP accepted wrong answer by mistake in featured question

What are the advantages and disadvantages of plug-in based architecture? In a comment to my answer to a featured question (i.e. with bounty), the OP says that he clicked on the wrong answer by ...
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I can't vote but can accept on low quality review [duplicate]

While I cannot vote when reviewing a low quality post, it is possible to accept it (when it is an answer to your own question). I don't think that's meant this way?
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How long should/can I wait before accepting an answer? [duplicate]

If my knowledge is too limited to tell the difference between correct or wrong answers, how long should/can I wait before accepting an answer, vote up good answers and vote down wrong answers? Can I ...
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How do I accept an answer when I have no expertise to know which is correct?

There's been a couple of times where non-expert me has asked a question on a SE site, received great well-written answers, but couldn't decide which answer to accept due to my lack of my expertise on ...
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What's an “answer” in Stack Overflow culture?

This is a question about Stack Overflow culture: What's an "answer"? I recently got dinged by someone because my "accept rate" was so low. So I went back and clicked the Accept checkmark on a couple ...
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Is it “bad” to unaccept an accepted answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Changing the Accepted Answer Frowned Upon? As in, what if someone else posts a better answer? Or you initially like the answer, but then find out that it's incomplete?
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What should we do when the situation changes for an old question that already has an accepted answer?

Consider this question as specific example: iPad keyboard will not dismiss if modal ViewController presentation style is UIModalPresentationFormSheet The answer that is currently accepted was indeed ...
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Accept button is not clear to new users so they are less likely to accept an answer

On every question that I answer where a user has less than a 100 rep I tell them to accept or optionally up vote my answer. If I don't do this, they might up vote me but if they have less than 15 rep ...
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Badges For Accepted Answers More than X

I suggest that we award bronze, silver and gold badges to users whose answers have been accepted x,y,z number of times. Self-accepted answers don't count. This would encourage everyone to put more ...
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When someone unaccepts your answer after initially accepting it, it looks like the net change is -15, but it's actually 0

Today, I answered a question and it was accepted. I saw the +15 in my reputation-by-time view. Shortly thereafter, they accepted someone else's question, and I saw the -15 in the reputation-by-time ...
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“You can accept an answer in 0 seconds” looks weird

Turns out every user needs to wait 15 minutes between asking a question and accepting an answer on it. If he tries to click "accept" earlier he sees "You can accept an answer in N seconds" which is ...
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Do you lose the 15 pts if someone later unaccepts your answer?

Do you lose the 15 pts if someone later unaccepts your answer?