Questions tagged [accepted-answer]

The accepted answer is the answer the question owner thought best met their needs. This tag is for discussing issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that a question has an accepted answer.

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Can we delete our own downvoted, unhelpful but accepted answers when a user is removed?

I have a negatively-scored answer which was accepted by the question OP, who's account has since been deleted. I want to delete my answer now because it really has no use. I think users should have ...
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What happens to rep from upvotes and answer-accepts when a user is deleted?

I answered a question today which pushed me to 200 Rep on the site (in turn auto pushed to 300 for the Association bonus). This user sometime later was deleted from the site, and I got some Rep ...
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Imprecise answer accepted, what to do?

On this question, the accepted answer mentions key ghosting, although the actual issue the user is experiencing is key rollover. This answer is not outright wrong and it has the potential of offering ...
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Which answer should I accept

Referring this question. There's an answer that answers my exact question, and there's a different answer that helps me win/gain in the game, but considers slightly altered initial conditions. ...
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I feel like I'm "stealing" rep?

There have been a few occasions where a user has asked a question, and an answer has been given, well recieved, and accepted. I then might have something to add, but it is usually too long for a ...
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Why do I have to wait two days to accept my own answer?

So I posted a question and then answered it(On normal Arqade) But when I hit the check mark it says "You can not accept your answer for 2 days" Why is this? I also searched the normal Arqade and the ...
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Should I wait to accept an answer?

I asked a question today that was accurately answered very quickly, which was more or less expected, as it was a fairly binary question. I hit accept so quickly I discovered there is a minimum amount ...
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Which one is the "correct" answer?

So I asked this question about the third sub-class slot in Destiny a while ago (when Destiny was still cool new). At the time, it was uncertain what it was for/if it was going to be used/if it was an ...
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Can an incorrect (accepted) answer be deleted?

I have found this question about bonfire ascetics in a Dark Souls question, and someone has posted an incorrect answer (it is blatantly incorrect) which has been accepted already. Can the answer be ...
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Can abandoned questions be transferred to new owners for answer acceptance? [duplicate]

I have noticed many questions that have had perfectly good answers for many weeks, but the asker either seems to ignore them, or signed up just to ask one question and then left, never coming back. Is ...
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Some answers aren't accepted because the askers are long gone [duplicate]

I notice that some questions have lots of good answers, but there is no accepted one because some people come to StackExchange expecting answers right away, but leave after they see that nobody is ...
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What can I do if the asker accepts an answer that is incorrect?

I have found conflicting reports of how often Paralysis procs in Skyrim as an enchantment, so figured to ask it here. I did a search first, and found this question: What is the chance of paralysis ...
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Will there continue to be 48-hour accept timer for self answered questions?

With the recent change that you can ask and answer at the same time, I'm curious if that will effect the 48-hour delay in accepting your own answer as correct. Will it be eliminated? Shortened? ...
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What to do when someone has 0% accept rate?

Should I just NOT ANSWER people with 0% accept rate (and of course tell them why)? Or should I just give them a link to the FAQ and tell them that accepting gives not only the person who answers them ...
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New community "accept" privilege

We have questions where the OP has commented "Yes, that's it!" or something similar, especially in identify-this-game and then disappeared into the ether. We have other questions where the consensus ...
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How does "unaccept" work?

I recently found a -15 drop in my reputation because of an "unaccept". What does that mean? Does it only mean my answer was accepted (+15) and then the acceptance was revoked, so the reputation was ...
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Can answers be accepted by other users?

The answer to this question is correct and should really be accepted, but I don't know if the user will return to do it. Is it possible to mark an answer as accepted on their behalf?