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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

This is a modified copy of my answer to the related question on Meta Stack Overflow. status-deferred Unpinning the accepted answer is a good change for the majority of SE sites I imagine. However, I ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Full List of Community Discussions ✅ indicates that this has been implemented on the specific site. Site Verdict Site Discussion Link Academia 50/50 Should the answer that appears on "top" ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Stack Overflow is probably the site where the concept of accepted answers makes the most sense, and even there I think pinning the accepted answer is overall harmful in the end. For non-technical ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

I agree with the change, thanks for doing this. For users who want to keep the old behaviour, I've written a small userscript, Accepted Answer Pinner (direct installation link – Stack Apps post). It ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Not every moderator or high-rep user participates on Stack Exchange Meta, and not every hi-rep or engaged user participates on their child site. Nevertheless, I think the option to unstick the ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack Exchange?

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 ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-completed Keep the accepted answer pinned on meta sites Oftentimes, on meta sites, the behavior of pinning the accepted answer to the top is preferred: Answers can be different opinions in a ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Please let us know what you think will work best for your site! If you can discuss this question with your community it would be awesome. We've already discussed this on Mi Yodeya. As of this ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined I'll throw in what I suggested on Politics SE: A hybrid model. Acceptance indicates that "this answer is what the asker was looking for." On Politics, that can range from &...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined We've had some discussion over on Puzzling, where there is a definite consensus on keeping accepted answers at the top (i.e., not unpinning). One person looked at some concrete ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-completed To aid sites in deciding what impact this might have, is there some SEDE magic query that would list and/or count questions where this change would alter the answer order? It would ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

I think choosing between "pinned" and "unpinned" is not good enough. I think "pinning" should be replaced network-wide with something that accomplishes the original goal ...
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Should the 'accept' icon be updated?

If the problem to be solved is that some users don't know how accepting an answer works, that problem will not be solved by changing the icon. SE sites are open to a broad base of users having a web ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack Exchange?

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 ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined Can a setting be included in the user profile to keep the accepted answer pinned to the top? My preference is to have the accepted answer shown first. Ollie said: (...) because it'll ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Sports SE will use voting on a meta post to make the decision, or failing sufficient engagement, we can discuss it as a mod team with CMs. If other sites need a template for this discussion, they are ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

We've discussed this on CGCC and have come to the conclusion that we'd absolutely like the accepted answer to be unpinned on our site.
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What value would showing an unpinned accepted answer selection have to readers?

It's still the answer that OP felt was most useful at that point of time. In many cases, it's still one of the first/best answers to take a look at given the same issue. Ideally OP would have tried ...
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Should I unaccept an answer if it becomes obsolete?

I don't believe you should do anything, if only because it is very impractical. The lion's part of accepted answers won't be unaccepted, simply because many users won't go through their old answers, ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

A problem I see with this is the new better answers to an old question, e.g. once the Hot Network stampede has subsided. This leaves better or even the correct answers buried. What I thought about ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-completed A point raised in the comments by ColleenV is that Google displays the accepted answer in the snippet. My understanding is that this is automatially done by getting the answer with ...
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Should the 'accept' icon be updated?

No Without a clear proposition of a better suited icon, I don't think a motion for change just for the sake of change makes sense. The current icon is not that bad. Most users will know it from check ...
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Is the accept/bounty reminder still shown after the Activity page revamp in 2021?

I recently posted a question on Mathematics SE, which now fulfills all the criteria mentioned in When is the message [...] displayed?: You are viewing your own questions ✅ You have the privilege to ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

In Stack Overflow in Portuguese we opened a Meta post discussing the matter. Devemos mudar a ordenação das respostas, não afixando a resposta aceita antes das demais? Votes up are "...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined Right now, we are discussing this issue on Math.SE. I posted an answer there, but I think it is relevant here also. I think the best solution would be to allow users to choose between ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

status-declined Accepted post is pinned second, if it's not the top-scoring answer. My thought process: Sometimes accepted answers are underrated in terms of voting, especially in relation to Fastest ...
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What answer should one accept when they both answer different aspects of the question?

Accepting an answer isn't really required. If both answers are good, upvote them both and walk away. This is particularly true when it comes to meta questions where there's not necessarily a "...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

Our vote at rpg.se What is our stance on "Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers"? features a great variety of answers. Until we reached the first cutoff period on ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

The Mathematics SE community is in favor of unpinning accepted answers (judging by the response to the statement "I am in favor of ordering answers by number of votes only.")
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