There is a on going Meta SE post about unpinning the accepted answers on a post from the top of the list of answers. In fact, Stack Oveflow has already unpinned the accepted answers.
For Stack Overflow, there are good reasons behind the change. As a developer, I'll often see older questions on Stack Overflow that have answers that are outdated due to program languages changing overtime, thus at the time the question was originally answered and said answer was accepted, it may no longer be valid/the best practice in the present time. At the same time, someone may have posted an updated and valid answer that has received more votes that would be buried down below the outdated accepted answer simply because it has the green check mark.
But does this make sense on our site? You decide!
SE has two scenarios laid out, but only one of the following will be done (quoted from the linked Meta):
Currently we are planning to move forward with one of two scenarios, based on your feedback:
- Unpin the accepted answer on all SE sites by default and pin it back on a few sites that ask us to do so.
- Keep the accepted answer pinned on all SE sites by default and unpin it on a few sites that ask us to do so.
Thus, do we (Arqade) want to keep the accepted answers pinned to the top, or do we want to unpin them?
Note: SE plans to collect feedback before the end of September 19th.