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?

  • $\begingroup$ what? I totally did. Hm... $\endgroup$ – MathTeacher Dec 7 '11 at 5:32
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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. Dec 9 '11 at 3:22
  • $\begingroup$ Does accepting an answer bump the question up? $\endgroup$ – user18325 Dec 18 '11 at 5:52
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    $\begingroup$ No, accepting an answer doesn't bump the question. $\endgroup$ – Jonas Meyer Jan 3 '12 at 6:44

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. Dec 4 '11 at 7:54
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    $\begingroup$ OK. Is that what the grey up arrow is? $\endgroup$ – MathTeacher Dec 4 '11 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ Exactly.${}{}{}$ $\endgroup$ – t.b. Dec 4 '11 at 9:23
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    $\begingroup$ And while we're at it, notice that you can (up)vote on commens also! $\endgroup$ – The Chaz 2.0 Dec 5 '11 at 23:49
  • $\begingroup$ though thre is no rep on the line for upvoting g comments $\endgroup$ – Lyndon White Jun 25 '14 at 23:42

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


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