51 votes
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Gaming system with accepts

Let's review a few things involved here: A historical patch of reputation that wasn't real-time, when synced meaning bounty offers that would have required going negative. A desire for a reputation ...
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Does unaccepting violate site rules?

Testing things and finding exploits is fine as long as you do not massively affect other people. There is no written rule "don't cause sudden rep loss of 1500 reputation points to various users at ...
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24 votes

Does unaccepting violate site rules?

Well, sometimes people do things for the wrong reasons. They ragequit, and the behaviour here's suspect. Sometimes, we need to go check what happened and we need to decide if this person's doing this ...
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Does unaccepting violate site rules?

I think the 3 day suspension will have been imposed to give the moderators a chance to establish why you had unaccepted a large number of questions in a short space of time. Taking the time to ...
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19 votes
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How to mark question as answered (solved) if my question does not have any answers?

You can't, because... there isn't a solution posted. To be clear, we don't have a thing that marks a question as "solved." We have a thing for marking the accepted solution. These are not the same ...
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13 votes

New timeline view only shows *last* accept vote, no un-accepts

Yes: please change this. The lack of this information gets really annoying when there are nontrivial changes in the accepted answer. If you want an example of a question with such changes, this one is ...
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Should I keep downvoting questions with answers that aren't accepted?

That's bad IMO. You aren't voting for the quality of the content, but rather users' behavior (whether the author is following up is surely a behavior), which is a common mispractice of voting. While ...
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10 votes
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When your answer becomes unaccepted, do you received notification?

As correctly mentioned in this comment, there is no notification. However, if you will periodically check your Achievements dialog, you'll notice a -15 change: And clicking it will take you ...
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Lock answer accepts like we do with votes?

I disagree. What if a user posts an answer which appears to work correctly, but realises later it doesn't work in other cases? That's a perfectly valid reason to unaccept, though they could at least ...
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10 votes
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Answer got unaccepted after additional follow-up questions in comments

Agree, this seems like abusing the system by using the acceptance as kind of weapon/threat: "I will accept this answer only if you will answer my other question too." However, there is nothing we can ...
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Should I keep downvoting questions with answers that aren't accepted?

This sounds like a very bad reason to downvote and unhealthy to everyone involved, you, the asker, the community as a whole, SE's voting system, and not the least its reputation. If that's the only ...
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8 votes
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What to do if answer is no longer valid?

As an asker You can just do nothing, but if you have an interest in making the site useful for others, it helps further that interest if you ensure that the answer you accept works for you and for as ...
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Some answers got unaccepted in my rep history but still display a checkmark

The giveaway here is the last entry shown in that rep history: "Serial upvoting reversed" (now appears as "voting corrected"). When extremely unusual voting patterns are detected ...
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7 votes
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How to search for my questions, unaccepted, with ≥ 1 answer?

You should use hasaccepted, not isaccepted: user:8712 hasaccepted:no answers:1 Here's a link. Alternatively, use the Data Explorer.
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Should I keep downvoting questions with answers that aren't accepted?

Even if the question is good, they were too lazy to follow up, and they deserve the downvote. No. While you're free to downvote as you like, it's very much appreciated if you follow the golden rule: "...
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6 votes
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Does unaccepting violate site rules?

I find you're a genius! IMO it's totally acceptable to unaccept any answer you want at any time and in as many as you wish. It's your tick and you can take it back as you please. Suspending you for ...
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6 votes
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How to create a list of all questions I answered without accept?

That's not too hard; here is one for part 1, and here is part 2. For reference, here is the second query (the first one is identical, but leaves out the q.AnswerCount = 1 condition): SELECT q.Id AS [...
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Answer re-accepted but still -15 RP

This is just a matter of both the unaccept and re-accept coming in at the exact same time and throwing the system off. A simple recalculation of your account fixed the issue.
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How to search for my questions, unaccepted, with ≥ 1 answer?

This query string will find your posts, that do not have an accepted answer and there are one or more answers. user:8712 hasaccepted:no answers:1
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Improve the UX so it's obvious that the previous answer will be unaccepted when accepting another one

I say Keep It Simple. When trying to accept answer while there is other accepted answer, show a simple confirm dialog, same as other places e.g. voting to delete a post:
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Improve the UX so it's obvious that the previous answer will be unaccepted when accepting another one

A simple way of making this obvious is to not allow accepting an answer if another answer is accepted. The user must unaccept the first answer before being able to accept the other answer. A pop-up ...
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4 votes
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List not resolved questions: unanswered & answered but not accepted

Use a search query with a tag and the hasaccepted modifier, such as [support] hasaccepted:0 (which will automatically filter by questions only).
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Some accepted answers appear to have been unaccepted but still have the checkmark

Looks like the serial voting reversal process got too greedy and removed the raw accept vote along with "real" upvotes: Most likely a bug when there are invalid upvotes on an accepted answer. ...
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2 votes
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Achievements bar is showing positive reputation gain in spite of the answer getting unaccepted?

That +15 is caused by three upvotes (+30 reputation) minus 15 because of the unaccept. Since all events happened on the same post, they're lumped together. I do see the unaccept in your reputation ...
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