I feel like such a jerk, because I haven't accepted anyone's answers to my questions, and I can't figure out how! Could someone please tell me how?

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    $\begingroup$ @MathMastersStudent: If you have an answer accepted, its checkmark should be green. You can unaccept an answer by clicking the checkmark again. Here, the checkmark should be grey at the moment, because you didn't accept the answer. Click it, it turns green (answer accepted). Click it again, it turns grey (answer not accepted). Do this as long as you wish here, but make sure that at some point you leave it at a green state. $\endgroup$
    – t.b.
    Commented Dec 9, 2011 at 3:22
  • $\begingroup$ Does accepting an answer bump the question up? $\endgroup$
    – user18325
    Commented Dec 18, 2011 at 5:52
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    $\begingroup$ No, accepting an answer doesn't bump the question. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 3, 2012 at 6:44

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Here's a detailed explanation.

In a nutshell, there's a grey checkmark on the left under the two vertical arrows and the vote count. Simply click the one of the answer you want to mark as the accepted answer:


You can try here to see if it works :)

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    $\begingroup$ Also, I've noticed that you haven't voted on the answers. Please consider doing that as well. $\endgroup$
    – t.b.
    Commented Dec 4, 2011 at 7:54
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    $\begingroup$ OK. Is that what the grey up arrow is? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 4, 2011 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ Exactly.${}{}{}$ $\endgroup$
    – t.b.
    Commented Dec 4, 2011 at 9:23
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    $\begingroup$ And while we're at it, notice that you can (up)vote on commens also! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 5, 2011 at 23:49
  • $\begingroup$ though thre is no rep on the line for upvoting g comments $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 25, 2014 at 23:42
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    $\begingroup$ Since this Q&A is in the FAQ, this answer may need to be updated. Specifically, the link now redirects to the tour (which does sort of mention accepting, but not in any detail). The screenshot is also old, but that's not a big deal since the interface is still the same there even if the buttons look different. $\endgroup$
    – V2Blast
    Commented Feb 22, 2020 at 7:58

Here is more detailed information on how to accept an answer and what the rules & suggestions regarding it are.


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