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 action to take on old accepted answer that keeps getting downvotes?

Almost two years ago I answered a question with a simple link to a library which seemed to help the questioner since my answer was accepted. My answer keeps getting downvoted but no other good ...
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Is there a bug in the time delay between posting a self-answer and accepting it?

This is a follow-up of the update to the answer to this question. After that question, I thought everyone had to wait 2 days before accepting a self-answer. Yet today, as the answer says, I posted and ...
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Can OP now accept their own answer quickly? [duplicate]

This user self answered his question: How did he accept it so quickly? I thought there was a 48 hour delay between posting and accepting?
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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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What happens when an accepted answer is deleted?

In this question a user accepted an answer that was later removed by being flagged. Since the OP doesn't have 10k rep, they can't see the deleted answer, are they able to change the accepted answer ...
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Do accepted answers turn green only on MathOverflow? [duplicate]

This question, the accepted answer has a green background, I don't think I've ever seen that before on any Stack Exchange website, does it happen only on MathOverflow?
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“Don't forget you can mark an answer as accepted” reminder shouldn't show up on unaccepted bounty questions

After a bounty expires if you up vote an answer an alert pops up reminding you that you can accept an answer. Since the bounty has expired you are unable to do so. The pop up should not show when 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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Should you accept the best answer for problems that can't be solved yet?

Many questions I've asked can't be solved in the near future, and since it's become so important to accept answers (courtesy of the accept rate), should I just accept any good answer even though the ...
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Which answer to accept in case of tie?

Sometimes I ask a simple question and get a couple of almost identical answers within seconds of each other. Which answer should I accept? The fastest -- seems logical, but why promote answering a ...
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re-accepted answer does not reward +15 again?

Looks like OP miss clicked on the tick - any reason why the +15 isn't reinstated?
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+2 on accepting answers: something is wrong with my account on SO

I was doing my good SO citizen work this morning (revising answers to my questions and accepting them) whilst I noticed that my rep doesn't get increased with the usual +2 on each accepted answer. ...
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Accepting more than one correct answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I vote for two answers? Sometimes many answers are correct at the same time on one question. Can I accept more than one answer?
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Explain in SO FAQ concept of accepting answers

I see lots of folks on SO that ask tons of questions and never bother to even accept a single one. I don't think they're all creeps—but I can't find any explanation in the SO FAQ where I could ...
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Losing my accepted-answer points on move?

A question I answered, and my answer accepted, has been closed and now redirects to another. My answer thus moved under that question. I'd expect to have lost my accepted-answer points because my ...
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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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Is it possible to accept an answer on a bounty question after the bounty expires?

It's well documented that bounty questions whose bounty period expires without an accepted answer have some delay in auto-accepting an answer (here and here). Is it possible for the OP to accept an ...
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Create question with an accepted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 48 hour accept own answer delay wastes other answerer's time I recently had a programming issue for which I couldn't find the answer on stack overflow. Thankfully I found ...
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Accepted Answer without accepted Mark!

There is no accepted mark for this answser This question has a reason to be asked: Why isn't this question a duplicate? But see my reputation page, my answer got accepted already. https://...
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Ask new question for slightly updated context

Should I ask a new question when I have the exact same problem, but my context has changed slightly, and the accepted solution no longer works? (Question in .. question... The new "context" is that I ...
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Will it be good to accept an answer when I found other solution?

In stackoverflow.com, is it better to accept an answer even if I found other solution? or just leave it?
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Regarding the time that must pass between posting and acceptance of an answer [duplicate]

Correct me if I'm wrong but AFAIK: There is a time required to pass between an answer being posted and the questioner being able to accept it; This time is much longer (2 days!) if the answer is a ...
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Accept best answer, or used answer with used method?

Regarding this question of mine: Why is my onchange function called twice when using .focus()? There are several answers and one provides a solution that looks valid. Now I also did some testing and ...
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Unawarded bounty goes to highest voted answer if accepted answer is from before the bounty? [duplicate]

This strikes me as strange... there's a question I answered... and then a bounty was offered. (as my answer was submitted before, I understand it was ineligible for auto-selection) However, then my ...
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If my sub-question's answer is more important to me, which answer should I accept? [duplicate]

This is my question. I feel my sub-question's answer is best fit for me. But this question did not include my title. I am not sure if I should accept this answer because both answer are suitable for ...
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Encourage users to update accepted answers when significantly outscored [duplicate]

Stack overflow is about getting high quality answers quickly. The way that answers are sorted is intended to help realize that goal. However, occasionally low quality answers find themselves on the ...
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Acceptance and upvoting [duplicate]

Why does acceptance of an answer not imply an upvote? Surely if you are accepting an answer you are also implying that it is useful? What is the point of having two separate actions? I don't get it. ...
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Is it all right to ask to be accepted/upvoted? [poll] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you feel dirty if you nudge new users to accept your answer when they indicate you’ve answered their question? Is it all right to ask the question owner to upvote/...
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Getting a list of questions I've asked for which I should accept an answer [duplicate]

Is there a way I can get a list of questions I've asked for which I have yet to accept an answer? Better yet, can I filter that list to only questions which activity in, say, the last month?
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Link the checkmark in the badges list to the user's badge-achievment search

(I mean the the same link that you get for badges from you profile site) (Trying to assist Badges should be ordered alphabetically)
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Is there any value in displaying answers-only statistics, especially “accepted answers” rate?

Currently, when sorting through available answers to any question (mine or not) on a topic I'm not nearly an expert on, it may sometimes be VERY difficult to separate wheat from the chaff by using up-...
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How can I retract an accepted answer? [duplicate]

If I accept an answer in my question, how can I retract my proposal (and accept another)? Furthermore, will I lose any reputation retracting answer acception? Will the answerer lose any reputation ...
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What happens if I stop accepting answers to my questions on Stack Overflow?

Will there be any negative consequences?
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Increase the minimum elapsed time before an answer can be accepted

I've seen this a couple times now: a question gets asked, answers come in and an answer gets accepted all within a couple minutes. This is great, really, but it does have the small downside that the ...
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silver tag-specific badge owners should be allowed to vote to Accept an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote to force-accept an answer for someone else's question The fact is that we can't trust new users to accept answers when their problem is solved. Sometimes the OP ...
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Why is there a 15 minute timer until you can accept an answer? [duplicate]

Sometimes, you ask a question and you are lucky enough to get an answer in one or two minutes. I don't understand why I have to wait for 15 minutes before I can accept the answer if it solves my ...
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Hide reputation of people answering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide the rep and badge count on a user's info box on answers I think that the OPs tend to accept answers of people with large reputations. At the same time people in ...
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Prompt when I accept my answer within 2 days seems miswritten?

When I try accept my answer, I see a prompt: You can accept your own answer in 2 days Is this miswritten for "you can not accept your own answer in 2 days"? See also: Why must I wait two days ...
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New users who don't realise how to accept an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improve the indication to askers that they can accept answers to questions I am fed up of posting answers where new users don't realise that they have to click the tick icon ...
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Answer should be auto-bountied if it was the only one to ever exist and the reason was for rewarding an existing answer [duplicate]

I posted a bounty on this question on May 27, intending to reward it to the person who had a highly upvoted answer that was accepted on May 19. The reason I chose from those available was One or ...
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How I can downvote the acceptation

Well, I want to downvote the acceptation of an answer. How I can do that? ps. I don't want to downvote the answer, I want to downvote the acceptation. For example in this question I think that the ...
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My answer got deleted, even though the OP said it was correct?

So, I was answering some questions, and I came across this one here. My answer got deleted, even though mine was the one that the OP stated (in the chat transcripts) that it was correct. How should ...
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Disallow Questioner from Upvoting an Answer that she Accepted

To avoid the sort of debate found on a related question, I think it's unneeded to allow one to upvote an Answer she Accepted. Accepting an Answer pretty much implies an Upvote. So it's just extra ...
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How to encourage users to accept answers

Some time ago users' accept rate has been removed from their flair. I can understand the rationale behind this decision (even if I disagree), so I won't discuss it here. From my point of view, this ...
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Should we encourage up voting by rewarding for correctly up voting accepted answer?

Sometimes I read a question and look at all the answers and decide that there is already a good answer. I usually don't up vote it because I gain nothing. (I only really up vote when the answer is ...
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Lock questions within a few minutes of accepting an answer (or something similar)

I want to know if we can add a new feature to automatically lock questions within a few minutes of an answer being accepted. It has been my experience that rarely, if ever, anything constructive comes ...
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For “unanswered” questions, automatically accept an answer when OP says Thanks

There are times when the following scenario happens: Newb asks a question. Newb gets an answer from Guru. Newb adds "Thanks" as a comment. Newb moves on with his/her life. It would be nice if a ...
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Losing votes on voting down - Accepted Answer

If voting down on an answer cost -1 Reputation Shouldn't voting down an accepted answer cost more reputation points?