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

Do you lose the 15 pts if someone later unaccepts your answer?
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Should I accept the answer even if this is not what I wanted?

If you see the signature of any user at Stack Overflow, it tells you the acceptance rate beneath the name. Look at mine and you will see 79% accept rate. I tried to find which questions I have asked ...
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Why do you have to wait 8 minutes before you can accept an answer?

A user wants to accept an answer, but he can't, because of a delay of 8 minutes. Why must he wait? See the comment at the bottom of my answer, please.
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Significantly edit existing question or ask a new question (after answer accepted)?

I asked a technical question in Stackoverflow ( How can I get inline-block to render consistently when applied to table cells? ) and gave what I thought was a good example to illustrate my question. ...
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.answered-accepted style isn't defined in StackOverflow mobile site

In my opinion, mobile site has updated in the last days. And I have noticed one issue, in user profile page we can't know if our answer is accepted or not. But, in full version and the previous mobile ...
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Badge for accepting answers

How about we give a silver badge if someone accepts a certain number of answers (10,25, whatever)? This might give more incentive to accept answers than the accept-rate. Possible Name: Appreciative ...
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Two accepted answers

I saw the same problem as in this (Two accepted answers?) post on Math.SE. I want to pay attention on it, because it linked post is written that this bug has been yet fixed. Quote comes from Two ...
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“You must wait X minutes to accept an answer” When did this happen?

Has anyone else noticed the new (imo, good) feature for accepting answers. It appears that you now must wait 15 minutes before you can accept an answer to a question. Can someone point me to a link ...
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Marking answer as 'not the answer'

Sometimes the question is tricky and the person answering it assumed certain reasonable conditions. The answer may still be useful for other people having the problem but is recognised as not the ...
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Why is the accepted answer first even if I sort answers by “active” or “newest”?

Okay, I have found two other places this question, in feature-request form, has been marked status-bydesign (here and here). But I ask this as a discussion question because there is no explanation why ...
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I have a stupid self-answered question. Should I accept my own answer?

This question which I asked was genuine at the time, but I realised that the solution gave the right advice, but required me to restart my Linux (which wasn't mentioned in the solution). It's a bit ...
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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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Users ignoring the answer

I have a situation where different users have asked questions and I answered them. The problem is not that they haven't accepted the answer which can tell me that it is correct or not. But they are ...
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Accept an answer where the actual answer is located in the comments? [duplicate]

I got a rather unsatisfactory answer on Stack Overflow but the subsequent discussion with the answerer (in the comments below) was helpful. Should I accept his answer? Or is there a way to accept a ...
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Order MY answers by accepted?

When I view my profile page it shows my answers and I can list them by: Recent, Views, Newest, Votes. I would like to also be able to order them by accepted or not.
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Flagging accepted “answers”

While reviewing I came upon this post by the OP of the question. I believe it was meant to be a comment to another post or comment that I have not been able to identify. Normally I would have flagged ...
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Which answer should I accept - that which solved my problem or that which solved the question asked?

Suppose I ask a question and I receive one answer that answers the question that was asked really well and another answer that solved my problem without answering the question I asked. Which answer ...
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What should be done with my own old forgotten questions?

I revisited old questions I asked a long time ago for which I didn't accept any answers. It was somewhat problematic. I do not need an answer any more. For some reason, the question is now ...
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Wrong display of reputation changes (unaccepts again) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Did I lose 15 reputation today? Recalculation didn't do anything This question is marked as status-completed: When someone unaccepts your answer after initially accepting ...
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What should I do about a question where the OP has quoted an answer in the question but not accepted it? [duplicate]

I came across this question, which is fairly old, has 2 very good answers (with a good amount of up-votes), and the OP has stated in his question that both of the answers are acceptable. Yet they have ...
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Question with three accepted answers

How comes this question has three accepted answers (Paul's, tdammers', BalusC's)? Bug, feature or is Firefox just cheating me (happening quite often lately)? Edit (considering comments): more ...
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Include sorting of accepted answer on profile

I have few things on my mind: I viewed my profile and I wanted to sort my answers by "Accepted Answer, Votes" Wanted to know how many answers I've made that is marked as the accepted answer. Sort ...
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Dealing with non-accepting and non-voting users?

Newer users sometimes overlook the accepting and voting part of Stack Overflow. No big deal as this mostly resolves itself after they are pointed to it. Recently, however, I stumbled upon more users ...
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Total accepted answers for Unsung Hero

I now have 11 accepted zero-score answers, the most recent one I posted on Feb 3 at 1:30. I also have 33 accepted non-zero-score answers (including one self-accepted), of which 6 were posted after ...
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Identify answers which might yet get accepted

Sometimes I'd like to see questions without an accepted answer for which I wrote an answer This might be useful to remind users to accept an answer, or to keep track of questions where additional ...
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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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What happened to the percent of accepted answers? [duplicate]

I'm sure this is a dup, but what happened to this feature? Not too long ago, people's name had the percent of questions on which they accepted an answer. I don't remember reading that it changed in ...
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Accepted answer reputation disappears? [closed]

Twice today I noticed that my reputation increases with 15 on Stack Overflow, but when I click to see my account, the change is being reverted and none of my recent answers are marked as accepted. ...
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The “loading when this answer was accepted” tooltip won't go away by itself

Something I noticed a while ago and finally decided to pick up the glove and report here. For some time now (guess since the live updates rolled out) the time in which answer was accepted is not ...
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How can I configure answers to be sorted by votes instead of prioritizing the accepted answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accepted answer shouldn't be sorted to the top when sorting by Newest or Oldest On more than one occasion I have found myself fooled into missing key information I wanted ...
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Can someone see why I can't accept an answer

Why can't I accept an answer on this Removing items from data bound array ?
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The beauty or the beast - which answer to accept? [duplicate]

The beauty First answer taught me some really nice and elegant ways to achieve the exact thing I was asking about. The beast Second answer made me see things in a different way, and led me to an ...
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Which Answer to Accept: Better Solution or Answer to Actual Question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which answer do I accept if I have multiple correct answers? I received two answers to a question I asked. One solution suggested I do things in a completely different manner ...
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Can a user who is not question owner “un-accept” an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to change the chosen answer? Is it possible to give users with sufficiently high scores the possibility to "un-accept" answers that were accepted by question ...
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Should we remind users with a link to their question?

What this question is about: It occurred to me that even experienced users occasionally forget that they either: received viable answers to existing questions or need to edit existing questions to ...
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Passing on rep to the source of your answer

There are questions that while not duplicates, are very close to a specific concept I'm familiar with. Therefore I can quickly go find the answer in an older Stack Overflow answer, then write a quick ...
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Do moderators have privileges to accept answer? [duplicate]

Do moderators have the privilege to accept the answer on their own if answer gets much positive points and is helpful for users?
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Set my own question as solved

I have this request is because I have a few questions which did not get proper answers. and later I found out the answer myself. but when I come back to Stack Overflow, I can not flag my own question ...
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What's the purpose of “You can accept an answer in N seconds” hint?

Recently I asked a question that was answered pretty quickly (in several minutes). Since the two answers were good, I tried to upvote both and accept one of them. When I clicked "accept" I saw a hint "...
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Should the system automatically modify the accepted answer when another answer is voted significantly higher?

I know that there have been some similar posts to this: Answer with more upvotes appears above accepted answer Why do incorrect answers keep getting accepted etc ..but I feel that this ...
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Answering your own question? Accept it.

I was reviewing the users' first answers, and I see a lot of people who has answered his own question, but hasn't accepted it, because of: He's new on the site and doesn't know that answers can (...
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Reduce or eliminate accepted answer bonus

Accept rate dunning has become a meme around here. Yes, we have the accelerated comment deletion feature, but I don't think it's enough. So long as the green check is such a large rep bonus, it will ...
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Community accepted answers after a period of time and tipping point [duplicate]

I know there's been pretty substantial discussion regarding Moderators being able to accept unaccepted answers, but the obvious issue with that is Moderator workload, purpose, and expertise. For an ...
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Is there any method to catch users who never select answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users Encourage users to select 'Accepted Answer' for old Questions Some users on Stack Overflow or Meta only ask ...
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Is It Time for a Duel System on Stack Overflow?

I was thinking over the weekend if there was a way to "correct" answers that were hastily marked as correct, or otherwise just plain wrong. It then occurred to me that time can also invalidate "...
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Suggest Stack Overflow users with zero accept rates to accept some answers

This proposal is for Stack Overflow only, where questions usually get an objective answer, and where the answer rate is pretty good. If a user has asked several questions, and hasn't accepted a ...
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Is it okay to put partial answers?

So let's say someone asks a question and you know an integral part of the answer, but not the whole thing. An example of one is this person was trying to make a scalable div with some styling. I knew ...
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Is there an option to view what percentage of questions have an accepted answer?

Is there an option to view what percentage of questions in a community have an accepted answer?
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Allow sites to opt out of pinning accepted answers to the top

There has been a lot of past discussion about accepted answers and whether they should be, or stay, pinned to the top forever when there are better-scoring alternatives. (Maybe the accepted answer is ...
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Anyone interested in learning more about Stack Overflow?

In the Knowledge Discovery Laboratory, Brian J. Taylor, David D. Jensen and Huseyin Oktay (me), performed an analysis of the Stack Overflow website. Here is the summary of our findings: Our analysis ...