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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Ability to undo green checks

My recent question was answered by "Stiv", and I green-checked it. Then I accidentally undid it twice. Is it actually possible to undo green checks, just like votes?
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Which answer should be accepted if the first one (chronologically) takes the most important step, but the second is more complete?

Link to my puzzle. The answer written by gsomani is in my opinion more important. The puzzle only has a single step pattern to discover, which they found, but fell short at the last step because they ...
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Do we want to keep the accepted answer pinned to the top?

Staff announced on Meta Stack Exchange that they're considering unpinning accepted answers - either on a per-site, opt-in basis, or network-wide with the ability to opt out. If such a thing went ...
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When an answer gets accepted, should the *question* be edited into the actual *answer*?

Unlike on other Stack Exchange sites, questions posted in Puzzling Stack Exchange very commonly receive answers where the authors of the answers aren't 100% sure that their solution is correct, as ...
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Is it ok to edit an incomplete answer before accepting it? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question on PSE which only answer is quite good but a little bit incomplete. You can see by yourself that the user who answered did almost all the passages right but there is ...
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How to choose the answer to accept in a multi-question puzzle?

Similar question but not extremely useful because this time is about multi-question puzzles rather than the answers quality. I recently posted this puzzle which was composed of multiple questions of ...
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What happens with the questions with no accepted answer?

There are many questions in PSE with a few answers (or sometimes no answers at all) which do not yet have any accepted answer with tick mark even though many weeks or months have passed. Shouldn't the ...
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When should I give a green tick? [duplicate]

I write a puzzle, wait for some minutes or hours, and someone finally manages to solve it. Now, I should award him a green tick rightaw~~ Wait a second... I recall that some people tend to give the ...
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Accepted Answer Placement?

Why does the placement of the accepted answer come below other answers with more votes? For all the other SE communities I'm in, the accepted answer always comes first if I am on the "sort by ...
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Moderators Accepting Inactive Questions?

Should Moderators for Puzzling SE have the ability to accept posts that have been inactive for a long time? I'm pretty sure this should have gone on Meta StackExchange, but I feel that it wouldn't be ...
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Is "First Answer" a valid reason to accept an answer?

Let's say I posted a ridiculously easy ridde: I am hot. I am bright.I disappear in the night. Now, OctopusLover1337 postes and answer: You are the sun. 1 minute later, MrFabulous1234 also ...
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Dealing with partial answers and a bounty

As mentioned in Handling puzzles with multiple steps and the posting of partial answers, there are many ways to deal with giving out the accepted answer when there are multiple parts to the question. ...
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Why choose this as accepted answer?

In this question, there are multiple well-received answers. The owner of the post chose the answer with -21 votes as the accepted answer. The community seems to disagree. What should be done?
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How is a day 30 hours?

I had posted a rebus puzzle and users solved it. After all of them were solved, I posted a CW answer with all the answers of the puzzle. I tried to accept my answer after I posted it and a popup came ...
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If a question is copied from another location, but it is not plagiarised, how do I have to treat all answers?

I found this math question: How to make 21?. I wanted to answer, but I found out that a copy of this riddle was on another question site, precisely here. Apart from any wonder of plagiarism, If I ...
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update v second answer

Let's say, I've posted a solution to a puzzle and it's been accepted. Later, I think of an alternate solution, distinctly different than the first but (hopefully) meriting mention. Is it better to ...
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