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's the advantage of removing the accepted answer green background?

I always found it really easy to know if the question was solved or still pending simply by the green background. Now that its removed I have to consciously search for that little green arrow to know ...
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Can trusted users delete accepted answers with a negative score?

A user recently pointed out a few questions with incredibly bad accepted answers on our site's meta asking us if there is anything we can do about it. I'm aware that users can delete answers if they ...
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“Top Users” page should also list the people with the most accepted answers

I am curious who has the most accepted answers for a topic. Sometimes a lucky user will get +100 up votes on a single question, but they are not an avid participant to that topic.
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Why doesn't accepting a CW answer for a not CW question give reputation?

I am not calling for a change; still, I am interested to understand if what happens makes sense. I have accepted an answer for The reached percentage of privileges are shown in a new line; because ...
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Is it worth answering a question for which an answer has already been accepted?

I always wonder, is it worth giving an answer to a question that has already received answers and where one of the answers has been accepted? If yes, how does it actually help? The asker has ...
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Now that duplicate means “has an answer somewhere else,” OP should be able to close own question as duplicate unilaterally [duplicate]

(As of before I made the title twice as long but more specific - you should read my function names!) my question is a duplicate of Closing my own question as a duplicate (Oct 2010) Allow question ...
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What should I do when I see weirdness going on with certain users?

I have plenty of reputation, And so I don't particularly mind care, but it does seem awfully suspicious that the user vitas has 50/51 reputation, earned from answers posted about an hour prior to this ...
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System reminder to review the answers to your question

I'd like a feature whereby I will be reminded to accept an answer to a question that I have asked. When I ask questions, I usually like to give them a day or so to collect answers before I choose an ...
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Is it kosher to accept your own answer, if your answer expands significantly on another answer?

I asked the question Programmatically swap last two commits. The question got a good answer that gave me the idea I needed to implement my own solution, but that answer is both technically incorrect ...
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If the solution to my question is on a comment, should I mark it the answer as accepted?

I posted a question and someone answered. Then, another user commented on that answer (with a different solution) and I ended up using this second solution to solve my problem. Should I mark that ...
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Ways to encourage users to 'Accept' answers

I have thought about ways to encourage people to accept answers on SO (and other sites). I am not certain the best possible way. I would like to encourage feedback as to what you think. Here are a few ...
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How did an accepted answer get deleted? [duplicate]

I was looking through a list of wpf questions with 0 answers and found this one: WPF TreeView with IsVirtualizing="true" jumps around when changing focus and scrolling The caveat here is ...
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'Accepted answer' checkmark shifts when a dialog is displayed

When I attempt to change my vote on an accepted answer and it is disallowed due to the timer, a box pops up that reads 'Vote too old to be changed, unless this answer is edited'. The checkmark shifts ...
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Couldn't accept own response to question on StackOverflow

So, a well-respected user over on Stack Overflow thinks I may have encountered a bug on my recent post, and requested i post over here mentioning it: FragmentPagerAdapter troubles and woes: ...
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“Loading when the answer was accepted” tooltip prevails when closing as duplicate

When flagging a question as duplicate you notice "Loading when the answer was accepted" tool-tip.. It definitely looked like a bug, but then I came across this post. Which meant that there used ...
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Accepted answers which no longer work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do when the correct answer to a question changes over time? I was looking at a question (regarding downloading youtube videos), the accepted answer, I called the ...
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Is it better to remove questions which are useless to community?

I already posted approximately fifty questions on Stack Overflow. Some were useful for me, but are completely useless to Stack Overflow members and do not bring new users to the website. I ...
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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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Delete accepted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow author of accepted answer to delete it in certain circumstances I gave a quick aswer to a question that, while it works, allowed the potential to have SQL injection ...
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My accepted answer accumulating downvotes - what is expected action, if any?

My accepted answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/1685286/18157 (from Nov 2009) has gone from +8 to -2 (i.e. 10 downvotes) even though AFAICT it actually answers the question as it was asked. The top ...
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What do I do when an answer solves my problem but doesn't answer my question?

So I asked a question about how to do x because I wanted to achieve y, then two answers were submitted that helped me achieve y but didn't address how to do x. My problem was solved, but my question ...
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Is a bounty still auto-awarded if you downvote the answer?

I asked a question. I put up a bounty after a period with no answers, and there was only one answer. Nobody else answered, and one person voted this answer up (only one, no downvotes). I voted that ...
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How to teach users to accept answers instead of thanks?

What is your experience with: "Thanks it solved my problem" comments instead of answer acceptance? My most recent example is this question. Just by reading related questions I think it is not ...
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Differentiate between bounty and accepted answers [duplicate]

I noticed that the color for a recieved bounty and an accepted answer are the same. In the screen shot there is no difference for bounties and accepted answers. Can we have a little difference ...
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How do I accept an answer — where do I click? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does accepting an answer work? What do I have to do to accept an answer? I've looked through all the related questions. Only one even mentions anything about what to click ...
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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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How can you just copy an answer posted by another user and mark the copy as accepted?

retrieve value inside certain pattern I don't know why the person who asked the question is allowed to do this.
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Accepted answer does not always appear at the top [duplicate]

I just recognised that an accepted answer does not always appear at the top of the other answers (for example here) Sometimes it does, but if I reload the page the two answers change their positions ...
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Display accepted questions first

It's kind of small but i'd like the ability to view a users (mine or others) accepted answers before all of the other ones in thier answers list.
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How can I see the rep lost due to removed accepted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please show us when we lose an accepted answer Why doesn't the reputation graph show the rep lost when someone removes the accepted answer to a question I've previously ...
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How do I request attention of an expert in a subject when an incorrect question gets upvoted and selected?

In my opinion, an upvoted, incorrect answer being accepted can do a great deal of damage; after all, people will think it is correct because the many people who upvoted it cannot all be wrong. How ...
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Flag High-View Unanswered Questions for “Community Reviewed Answer”

Stemming from a discussion here, there are many questions in less-frequented tags which are drive-by questions that never get an accepted answer, but are hugely useful and pop up quite often. I came ...
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Purging a user account does not unaccept its accepted answers

There seems to be some magical wand movement that permits mods to send a user account and all its posts into oblivion.1 Normally, according to Shog9's answer to Deleted accepted answer pinned as top ...
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Automatic wiki if I answer my own question?

I asked a question a few weeks back and didn't get a good answer... I wound up answering it myself. My answer was immediately converted to a community wiki. I also got a robot captcha for the first ...
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Allow unaccepting an answer to a bounty question

Currently as it stands, once you open a bounty for a question, and once you've accepted an answer for that, you can never ever unaccept it anymore. And if a better answer appears or if you realize ...
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What should we do with locked questions that have answers providing inaccurate/wrong information? [duplicate]

When we go to Stack Overflow, it's to find an answer about something we haven't mastered. When we choose the accepted answer, we expect to get something appropriate. If for any reason we get something ...
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Accepted answer not listed as first answer [duplicate]

Issue Description When viewing a question where the accepted answer has the same score as non-accepted answers, the accepted answer does not appear first in the list. Example Viewing this question ...
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StackOverflow answering details

Does this site have a bug like you ask a question, then answer it yourself and mark your answer as the best one and get 15 points for free?
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Why is the accepted answer, below another (very highly voted) answer? [duplicate]

In this HNQ of Unix and Linux SE, I saw that the accepted answer, with 248 votes, is below another answer with 1382 votes (Yes, I am talking about gimme gimme gimme!) . But as far as my knowledge ...
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accepted answer with bounty does not show up on the activity tab

One of my SO answers was accepted on a bounty question and got the bounty, but it does not show up in my account activity tab on my profile. recent activity tab on profile http://img194.imageshack.us/...
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What do I do if I don't know which answer is correct? [duplicate]

I asked a question on the german language stack exchange, and have gotten several very good answers. Unfortunately, what I forgot to take into account when asking it, was that I have no way of telling ...
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What if I answer a question that I know is correct and the user uses but doesn't mark as accepted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is with people not marking their questions as answered? Is there anything I can do if I answer a question for a user which I know to be a correct answer and they use it ...
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What should I do when answers contradict each other, but both sides seem correct?

I recently asked a question on the Politics Stack Exchange site, which I thought was a "Yes or No only" question and the first three answers where clearly stating no. I was about to accept an ...
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Who do you reward points to when more than one is right?

I frequently find that I ask a question and I get several answers that are entered at almost the same time. When all answers are equal, I give the nod to the first one. But what about when both ...
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Choosing an answer, based on the actual implemented solution or… what?

I keep having people complaining about how my accept rate is so low on SO, the reason for this was when I first joined SO I thought well if we want to make a useful site then, however good the answers ...
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Self answer accepts should dock at the top, like any other post

In RE: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/01/accept-your-own-answers/ No change in sort order. Normally, accepted answers are “docked” under the question. This is not true for owner accepted ...
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Should you ask a question asker to accept an answer? [duplicate]

What I often see is questions that gets answered where the asker of the question says "thank you this was exactly what I was looking for" in the comments but forgets to mark the answer as accepted/...
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Should you accept an answer that doesn't help you?

Hi, In a couple of occasions I've accepted an answer to my questions that didn't actually help me. This is because they were correct answers and would answer the question a large section of the ...
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May I, and how do I, change my mind about an accepted answer? [duplicate]

Suppose I accepted an answer to my question, and then a real doozie got submitted later, and I wish to change which one is marked as "accepted"? Is this possible (if so, how)? Is it frowned upon? I ...
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What to do when no answer is good enough to be accepted?

Is it better to not accept any answer or reply to your own question (maybe stating that the question appears unanswerable) and accept that one? EDIT: another way to look at this question: is accept ...

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