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Just because an answer is accepted does not mean other answers cannot be posted. I agree with you that having an accepted answer makes a question less likely to receive another answer, though. If you believe the accepted answer is incorrect, then other than trying to come up with an alternative answer yourself, you have two options: Challenge the answerer ...


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Accepting an answer is entirely up to you, as the question asker. You can accept whenever you want, though accepting an answer early may prevent other answers from arriving (due to the fact that the question will show as answered and the fact that the extra 15 rep is no longer up for grabs). Keep in mind that accepting an answer is not a locked in decision ...


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Yes. This has happened. This link won't work for non-10kers because, well, it's deleted. But here's the text of the answer: If you don't see the problem here, clearly you need to disable images in your browser or view source! Who doesn't do that. ![In short, you will get Grilled Porkchop. (This is incorrect, the pig will actually turn into a Zombie ...


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Accept the answer that answers your exact question as it is the answer to the question you're asking. From what I gather you're suggesting that this other answer would also answer the question but isn't as specific to your problem. The idea behind picking an answer as "the answer" is that it solves the solves the problem being asked not every potentially ...


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No. Accepted answers show what worked for the asker, and can't be changed. Votes show the community's opinion, which is sometimes different from the asker's. I know it is a little frustrating, especially given how much power the community has to change almost any other aspect of a post, but accept votes are protected. It should be clear to anyone hitting ...


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This has been discussed several times (in the meta of metas), and declined the same amount of times. Links Moderators accepting answers on user's behalf after a certain time period Feature request: moderator ability to accept an answer


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I think the actions you have taken so far have been appropriate under these specific circumstances. Note that the user is still active(ish): last seen 18 hours ago and is a high rep user on another stack so it is likely they will see your comment. My advice would be to wait a day or two to see if the user either replies (who knows you may be wrong and their ...


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From the "Can I answer my own question?" FAQ in the Help center You can also accept your own answer, but you must wait 48 hours to do so. After all, someone else may come along with an even better solution to your problem! So the reason you need to wait before self-accepting is to encourage others to post their own answers to your question.


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The game has changed, the answer has changed. The new answer you have provided is now the correct answer and would be marked as such. What makes this one tricky is that if you had only just started playing with the 3rd DLC, this question is fairly obvious now.. There are three sub classes one for each slot. But anywho.. The information in the original ...


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Its upto YOU to choose which answer to accept. Personally, with 2 or more useful answers I would: Upvote all of them Accept the one that actually answers my current question and is also widely applicable to understanding similar scenarios Comment on other posts that answer my posted question (not those that are useful & I upvoted, but only helpful for ...


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Yes, accepted answers can be deleted so that the highest-voted answer will be at the top instead. This came up on MSE before. Can trusted users delete accepted answers with a negative score? The thing is that moderators technically aren't supposed to do this to legitimate answers that just happen to be wrong. Normal users with 20k+ rep can cast delete ...


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This gets brought up from time to time on MSO and the response is generally not favorable. I wouldn't hold my breath, personally. The system considers a question "answered" when it has at least one answer with a positive (non-zero) score.


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Here was a similar case (top voted answer was wrong. my answer is right). If the right information is in the top two answers, then the site is working perfectly. If the right information is in the top five answers, then the site is doing ok.


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I'm no authority on the subject, but accepting an answer isn't necessarily a confirmation that the answer is correct. To say that it is would mean that all answers that were not accepted are incorrect. The best you can do is attempt to communicate with either the asker or the answerer to strive for a better answer.


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