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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 For details, see: Outdated Answers: accepted answer is now unpinned on Stack Overflow.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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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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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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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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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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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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The highest scored answer should have top place The top-voted answer should appear on top, even when a different answer has been accepted (this is the new behavior on Stack Overflow and many other Stack Exchange sites). The mandate of SE in general is to create a “library of reusable knowledge”, and each site attempts to do that in its subject area by ...


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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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