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Questions tagged [accepted-answer]

The accepted answer is the answer the question owner thought best met their needs. Accepting is encouraged but never required. This tag is for *discussing* issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that the tagged question *has* an accepted answer.

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Accidently flagged a post

I was using math exchange from my mobile and accidently flagged the last answer in this question Can every Riemannian manifold be embedded in a sphere? I accidently did this while scrolling down on ...
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Delete my old (and wrong) accepted answer [duplicate]

How do I delete this old answer of mine? Not only it's wrong but there's also a way better (and correct) answer below. Note: That answer is now moderator deleted. The OP of the Question involved ...
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A comment provides an answer and later answer is provided

I have got a short answer to my question in a comment, which was correct as here. Later, another user provided an answer, which was the same as the comment but with some additional details which were ...
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How should I share new understandings following an answered question

Suppose I've asked a question on this site, and one of the answers has been so helpful that not only did it answer the question, but has also helped me gain greater understanding and clarity as to: ...
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want other person to receive credit for their answer

Someone answered my math question, re zero area of a graph. I think their answer is brilliant and should be given points. However, after I "accepted" the answer, I found that my reputation was ...
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Can (why if not) moderators accept answers?

I am relatively new to the MSE community. I wanted to know that if a person asks a question and then doesn't care to accept any particular answer, can a moderator accept an appropriate answer? This ...
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When to raise flag above 5k reputation?

I have a 5k reputation and so what are the cases where I should use flag because I have some of my flags declined. Secondly, there are some answers where the questioner didn't accept my answer in ...
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Unaccepting an answer

I had accepted an answer which preceded another answer by about 1/2 hour. At the time, the answer I accepted seemed quite acceptable. Subsequently reviewing both answers weeks later, I can ...
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Which answer to approve?

If I ask a question and get some answers for it of which all are equally correct and use a different method to solve the problem then how to decide which answer to approve?
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How to get my answer accepted.

The question Let $ \ n_1 , \ n_2 , \ n_3 , \ ............., \ n_k \ $ be positive numbers. was posted a week ago. I answered it on the same day, i.e., a week ago. There are no other answers. There is ...
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What if multiple answers answer correctly, why do I have to choose one if both are right? [duplicate]

Recently I asked a question and two users provided amazing answers that show the same thing. Who am I to decide which is better? How do I decide which is better? Why can't I mark both saying they are ...
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Who can accept answers and what about downvotes on deleted content?

Can someone other than the OP accept an answer to the question? Can the OP find out who accepted the answer? If the answer to 1, is yes, and the OP disagrees, does the OP have any recourse? If I ...
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Accepting one answer if several answers form a partition of a full answer

How would you attribute your acceptance tick if two or more good, but partial answers were given, i.e., none is complete, but their union is? Do you have valuable experiences you'd like to share? I'...
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Comments that should be answers [duplicate]

I have seen again and again cases in which a comment consists of a perfectly valid answer, something that has already been discussed here. In my opinion, no matter how simple an answer is, the person ...
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Etiquette Question: OP answers based on the answers of others

If OP gets a very brief if not incomplete answer, and then adds their own answer which is a more complete version, who should be marked as Answering the Question. On one hand, the original answer ...
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Requesting for like or best answer

I have received "polite" requests on 2 questions to accept the posted answer as best by the answerer claiming it will give them a badge. Is it OK, tolerated or objectionable practice?
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Is it the best to post an answer to my own question and accept it?

Recently I posted two answers to my own questions An integral of rational function with third power of cosine hyperbolic function A closed form for a triple integral with sines and cosines ...
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Accepting answers

Someone recently commented on a question I posted "Please accept this answer so it doesn't add back to the queue"? How do I do this? I already gave a up vote for the answer.
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Feature Request: Display Users Open Questions?

I have asked over 300 questions on the main site; however, for various I have failed to accept an answer for all of them. I would like to clean up my record, but when I wanted to filter my questions ...
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Editing another person's answer to raise it to an acceptable level

Not to meta-effect anyone, but I was curious about the intended user experience and community standards of answers that "don't quite" make it to acceptance. As a concrete example, here's this ...
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Two of my answers from June both got accepted within one minute — coincidence?

I am not sure if this is a spooky coincidence or a bug, but I am intrigued as to what caused this! I have been away for a week and came back today to +30 rep, coming from two answers which were both ...
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How to make users follow a better etiquette?

We've all seen it. A question of a new user, copied from a problem book, 5 people answering it with one-liners within 10 minutes, the user saying maybe a "thankx" and either picking a best answer ...
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What do the green boxes mean?

Some posts have their vote count highlighted green, while others do not. What does this mean? Does it just mean that that post has a high amount of upvotes? Does it mean the post does not have a ...
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I have no idea why it has been downvoted

I have no idea why this question here https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1850601/where-is-fx-x-frac1x-decreasing-solved has been downvoted in spite of many people answering it and I gave ...
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Accepting incomplete helpful answer, vs posting my own complete answer

A user answered one of my questions with a very helpful, but incomplete response. With their hints I have completed the problem. Should I: Accept their answer and leave it? Accept their answer and ...
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Should I mark my answer to my own question as community wiki and accept it?

I recently asked a soft question on MSE that garnered a variety of informative answers. After reading through the answers, as well as discovering some information from answers to other questions, I ...
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Shouldn't be answers to questions automatically accepted after few days?

I am more than a month here on stack exchange. I noticed that not even half, but more than half of questions even having multiple answers have none accepted. Most of these answers should be accepted,...
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What is the meaning of green in number of answers in a question list?

When I see the questions list, I see the questions with number of answers. Some of them (the numbers) are in green background and others are against normal white background. What is the difference? If ...
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Can I edit a question making it more specific then change the accepted answer?

Let's say I ask a question and accept an answer. Then I decide the answer doesn't fully satisfy me and the reason is that my question should be slightly more specific. Is it appropriate to edit the ...
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How to mark that a question has been solved?

I'm new here. I have posted a question here Question about n-simplex and its face And it has been solved, but I don't now how to mark a question indicating that it has been solved.
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Should I tick the correct answer or the answer that was helpful?

On a question I have two answers. One was technically more correct but the other answer was more helpful for me to understand the subject of my question. Which answer should be given the green tick?
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“Enlightened” Badge wrongly awarded

I just got the Enlightened badge for this answer, and I don't understand why. The description of the badge is: First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. I was indeed the first to ...
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Automatically awarding bounty to an answer accepted during the bounty period?

Reference Someone else posted a question I answered, and got 2 up-votes for. Because my answer was lacking one important detail, they put that question up for bounty. I approximately doubled my ...
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How good is an answer without any explanation? And how far should an explanation go?

Often times I will see hints posted as answers to a question get up voted a lot and sometimes marked as the best answer, but sometimes the answer is not so intuitive, especially to someone ...
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What to do with old questions whose only 'complete' answerer gives no clarification?

I've had a few questions where I only received one response, and while they answered my question (at least partially), I had some doubts about it, and left a comment (while upvoting, but not accepting ...
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OP doesn't mark question as answered [duplicate]

I realize it is the poster's prerogative whether or not to mark a question as answered, but what of the situation in where the OP acknowledges an answer as correct in the comments but does not mark ...
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Allowed time between receiving an answer and upvoting and accepting

I recently posted this question. I received an answer but I still don't fully understand the answer and I'm still working through it. I thanked the answerer as soon as I saw the answer but at the ...
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Wrong reputation change

I saw this on my reputation changes for September 14, 2015: so I checked the three questions where I should have unaccepted answers. Since after a whole day the situation didn't change and the ...
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Will un-accepting an answer affect someone's reputation?

If I accepted an answer, but later choose to un-accept it for whatever reason, will that person lose reputation points?
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Accepting your own answer

Why does MSE allows accepting your own answers on your question? As I cannot upvote my own post, I think accepting your own answer should also be prohibited or there should be an option that if 5 or ...
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Should I have 'accepted' another answer?

I'm trying to figure out what type of answer I should generally mark as 'accepted' on my questions. In my last question, I accepted the answer that was the most helpful to me, personally, even though ...
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Combining two correct answers

I have this question which asks for both the real and non-real solutions of an equation and the methods I could use for them. Problem is however, there is one correct answer on the real part, and ...
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Confused with selecting an accepted answer.

Here all answers are very good [exclude mine if you want, which I added later]. One answer is very short and pretty to be accepted. One explicitly calculates the value. One does it without any high-...
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Is it bad form to ask the OP to officially accept your answer? [duplicate]

There are quite a few times that this has happened - the OP has clearly been satisfied with my answer (eg by saying thanks for the help) and has found it useful, but presumably doesn't know how the ...
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Why one is allowed to downvote an answer and accept it simultaneously?

It really does not make sense to me that why one is allowed to downvote an answer and accept it simultaneously? How can one show disagreement and agreement simultaneously? Non-sense it is!
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What to do when an answer is only informally accepted? [duplicate]

It happens quite frequently that the OP hints that he/she accepts the answer but fails to press the check mark button. (For instance, after a relatively long and time consuming discussion the OP's ...
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Deleteing a bad question with answers

I asked a question which I latter realized was silly. It had already received answers. Should it be deleted or should an answer be accepted?
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How to clean up after multiple questions were posted as one question, then reposted individually

A user asked a question with multiple unrelated parts (three problems and their answers from a book, which the OP wanted help in understanding). Someone advised that the different problems in this "...
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Is it ok not to accept answer to a specific question?

Is it ok not to accept answer to a question because each of the answers that has been given so far has some points that other answers don't and furthermore all of them are useful to the OP? Actually ...
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What if my question was not well defined and I got two types of answers?

My question How to divide natural number N into M nearly equal summands? was not well defined from the math point of view. Ergo I got both answers, answering my exact question and answers, answering ...