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The status quo of having the selected answer pinned in most cases is the best option under the current system for meta. In some cases, it's critically important to have a specific answer pinned to the top. Without another alternative mechanism (and there are occasions where staff have had to do.... interesting... things, like change the ownership of a post, ...


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Looks like this would affect around 4000 questions We actively depend on the pin for this question to ensure that recently implemented features are displayed first. We also have official answers here by Stack Exchange employees. Of course we could have some alternative means of pinning them as there is an official answer lock but we'd need to go through the ...


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I'd like to try to think of this in a different way, and maybe this'll help motivate a better solution rather than a boolean yes/no response, as easy as that may be. In the premise of Q&A, the "best" answer is the one that the most people have elevated and have voted to be the most accurate. This works extremely well for Q&A since the OP ...


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No, it won't. Once the bounty is awarded automatically, its amount (half the bounty investment) is locked in and won't change, even if the question author (and I presume the bounty giver) later accepts the answer. Here is an example from 2016: a 50-reputation bounty was posted by the question owner, but only half of it was awarded on August 23rd. The answer ...


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Since Meta Stack Exchange has an entirely different Q&A format than other sites, where sometimes it's a standard Q&A, and other times it's an announcement with feedback, or a welcome / goodbye for an employee or moderator - we need a third option: Per Question Selectable: Initially the poster of the question would select whether they wish to choose ...


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There seems to be a diverse number of answers ranging from all-in to all-out. So, here's another one to throw in the mix that aims at something already covered by the scope of each site: pseudo-feature-request Allow moderators the power to pin a specific answer above the accepted answer. The motivation here is that the scope of per-site metas are ...


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Practically - MSE works differently and having the 'selected answer' pinned has very little value. In many cases - for example questions introducing new features for feedback, feedback on official announcements over the blog. What's the most 'important' answer can be somewhat arbitrary - in some cases an 'official' answer, in some cases the 'best' solution ...


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Keep the accepted answer pinned on MSE because: In all threads I recall -where a technical criteria can be applied- the accepted answer tended to be the most relevant/accurate. MSE has lots of "opinion threads" that should be read as such. The OP's choice of the pinned answer does not significantly skew overall vote distribution, it in fact acts ...


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I found that performing an EDIT without deleting the previous content but specifying the reason of the update is a good option, for example a case where the correct answer can change over time is in an update of version of Windows (7, 8, 8.1 , 10 and now 11). Here is an example I did in SO to the question "How do I get monitor resolution in Python?"...


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Since September 2021, accepted answers are unpinned on many sites, including Stack Overflow. For details, see: Outdated Answers: accepted answer is now unpinned on Stack Overflow. On those sites, it no longer matters for sorting order whether a question is self-answered or not.


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