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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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Why does not everyone accept an answer?

I'm fairly new to StackExchange and this is the first community I've participated heavily in. One thing I can't figure out is why more people don't mark their questions as answered when a thorough ...
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If there is more than one right answer can I summarize the answers?

If there is more than one right answer to a question can I accept one and summarize the answers under the question description with an edit note ? For example the question I asked here got more than ...
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As a learner, how do I choose which answer to accept?

After reading some meta questions, it seems there are a lot of unanswered questions, and also that it's not necessarily a problem. I'd still want to know on what criteria I should accept an answer. ...
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Should the “correct” answer with mistake be accepted?

If the fact is Nancy is a cat, Mancy is a dog. and I asked a question Is Nancy a cat?" Suppose someone else answers Yes, Nancy is a cat while Mancy is an octopus. It correctly answers ...
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Proposal: Encourage new users to accept the correct answer

Scrolling down the ell feed, one can see that the majority of questions do not have accepted answers. StackExchange as a website has a strong emphasis on accepting a useful and/or correct answer and I ...
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Answers and comments that tell the asker to accept the answer you've given

Some users trying to build up their reputation answer a question and then add instructions to new users on how to accept their answer, either in the answer itself or in a comment. While I don't think ...
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How to Choose Accepted Answers

If you are not logged in, you can still post anonymously. The same goes with users who have deleted their account. The questions asked by that user that no longer exists can not chose an accepted ...
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Not so fast! (When should I accept my answer?)

So, someone has answered your question, and you haven't even waited a full hour yet. That's great! As you might already know, the Stack Exchange model encourages you to accept an answer from those ...
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Lack of Accepted Answers

This is my first time participating in a public beta, so I apologize if this question has an obvious answer or if the behavior I mention is the norm. What I seem to be noticing, as I page through our ...
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Why can't I accept both answers?

In my question What does "do" mean in "What do I do"?, there are 2 answers that are helpful. But when I accept the other one the check mark goes away. Can I only accept one? I want ...