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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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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CW answers considered harmful?

Not really a discussion, more of a cautionary tale: I sometimes write answers that are basically just compilations of facts that have already been noticed in comments to the question, but which I ...
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Accepting more than one answer

Why do we have to accept just one answer? I mean, in some questions there are lots of good answers which deserve to be accepted; why do we have a restriction on the number of accepted answers? I think ...
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Should MSE send reminders to users listing questions with no selected answer?

Many, many questions have good answers, ignored or forgotten by the OP. A significant part of the issue comes from users unfamiliar with the site and the basics of accepting an answer. Could MSE ...
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Possible bug with answer acceptance

On my profile summary at the moment I post this question it can be seen that my answer to this question is accepted. It has been like this for few hours. However, it can be seen in my reputation tab ...
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Allow the community to accept answers to abandoned questions

Often, someone asks a question, gets one or more good answers, and then leaves without ever accepting one. I would suggest that after a certain amount of time has passed that users of sufficiently ...
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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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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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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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Asking a question in topic $X$,now it seems like it's related to topic $Y$ which OP don't know about it.what action(s) should be taken?

So here is the weird story... I was solving questions from a chapter of a book that was about equation solving and system of equations and the book subjects are precalculus algebra.and there was ...
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“Almost” answered question with a bounty

Four days ago I asked a question on MSE that had zero replies till I opened a 50 rep. bounty on it (now it has only one) ...well now a user gave me rich answer with examples and stuff..but it fill ...
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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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About the Ordering of Answers

I found this question "A question about hyperbolic functions", where the OP accepted his own answer with no upvotes (so far). The strange thing is that the accepted answer doesn't show up on top, no ...
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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,...