20 votes
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Do we want to keep the accepted answer pinned to the top?

Yes, absolutely yes. So much yes. On Puzzling specifically, due to the nature of our site and the fact that bestowing a checkmark is an implicit message of "this is my puzzle's intended answer ...
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17 votes
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Accepted Answer Placement?

It's because the user accepted their own answer. From the relevant meta FAQ post: If you accept [...] your own answer: There is no reputation awarded and the answer does not float to the top of ...
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Why choose this as accepted answer?

Only the user who asked a question can accept an answer. A "community-accepted" feature is not currently planned. If you believe the accepted answer is low quality, simply downvote it like you would ...
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Do we want to keep the accepted answer pinned to the top?

Let's look at some real examples from PSE. (Note: Potential spoilers ahead!) Ghotiy spelling (score of accepted answer currently +39, top answer +173) This is our most "extreme" example at ...
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10 votes
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Is "First Answer" a valid reason to accept an answer?

Each puzzle-creator is entitled to choose the answer they see fit. Over time, there will in general be a most common style or school-of-thought, but we try to avoid setting hard and fast rules for ...
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8 votes
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How to choose the answer to accept in a multi-question puzzle?

You choose whichever answer you think most deserves the glorious green checkmark. You can use whatever criteria you find appropriate. First to answer anything. First to answer everything. First to ...
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Why choose this as accepted answer?

To quote @JoeZ. "I'm sorry; this is a bad question given the answer you've accepted as correct". As the community cannot change the accepted answer, the question is as much of the issue as the answer ...
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update v second answer

If the solutions are distinctly different, I see no problem with posting a second answer. Sometimes there are just more ways to do something. Also, this gives users the option to vote on their ...
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Moderators Accepting Inactive Questions?

In my opinion, no, Mods should not have the ability to accept an answer. Moderators are not expected—and in fact not supposed—to act as arbiters of the correctness of answers to questions, let alone ...
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Is "First Answer" a valid reason to accept an answer?

No rules, it's up to the puzzle author. However, more importantly Does it really matter? If you're coming to this site to fight to be reputation high-score leader, then you've probably totally ...
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Is "First Answer" a valid reason to accept an answer?

There's often a rush to be the first to answer, precisely because the trend seems to be that the first correct answer usually gets the checkmark. What I've seen quite a few times, is that Person A ...
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Why choose this as accepted answer?

Nothing. There is nothing to be done, or should be done, this site is not centered around the community judging the validity of questions and/or answers, it's purpose is for people to ask a question, ...
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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?

The primary goal for accepting an answer isn't to give reputation to the person who deserves it most by putting in the most effort, but rather it is about marking the answer that you think best ...
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When an answer gets accepted, should the *question* be edited into the actual *answer*?

IMHO the checkmark is clear enough to indicate that the answer is correct, even though it's posed in the way you describe. There's no need to bump the thread by making a minor edit.
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How is a day 30 hours?

Self-answers can only be accepted 2 days after the question is posted. You posted your question at 2015-02-28 13:57:02Z, and the self-answer at 2015-03-01 07:42:14Z, which was approximately 17.75 ...
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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?

Is there a way to differentiate answers that are googled verses derived? If so I would suggest you award the answer which provides the best explanation as to how the answer if found. I believe you ...
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When should I give a green tick?

Accept an answer when it is obvious that it is the first fully correct answer If an answer is (from your point of view) obviously fully correct, you should accept the first such answer (showing that ...
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Do we want to keep the accepted answer pinned to the top?

I'm sure that in general we want the accepted answer to stay pinned on Puzzling Stack Exchange. Now, if you're new here and don't know how PSE works, here's something: Most of the "questions"...
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What happens with the questions with no accepted answer?

While it would be nice for the OP to provide the correct answer if no one else is able to, there are a few reasons why that might not happen: The OP doesn't know the answer. Sometimes people post ...
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