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The accepted answer is the answer the question owner thought best met their needs. Accepting is encouraged but never required. This tag is for *discussing* issues related to accepted answers, not indicating that the tagged question *has* an accepted answer.

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Partial answer accepted, thinking it could have been easily extended and provided enough insights

Some days ago I posted a question and I accepted an answer, "although it’s only a very partial answer," as the answer author wrote in a comment. I accepted it because I thought that it ...
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unaccepting an answer, and then accepting own similar answer

Happened to me recently, and I wonder whether this is acceptable kind of behaviour, and not basically stealing ideas to get points. In that particular case the person who asked the question appears to ...
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Not accepting answers

In my opinion, there is a moral obligation on those asking questions to do something with the answers: Either accept one, or to explain why none of the answers is satisfactory. I do not see this ...
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How to "accept" answer

How to "accept" answers - when you vote for an answer, there is a push-out very quick that I cannot read properly mentioning a way to "accept" the answer. Thank you in advance
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Accepting an answer to a closed question

To my surprise I discovered that I can accept an answer to my question that has been closed. I am not sure whether it is "good" or "bad", my question is whether it is an intended feature and if yes, ...
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Is 10% with accepted answers typical?

At the current moment posting this, 5 out of the 50 front-page postings (that I see) are are accepted answers. My question is: Q. Is this typical, about $10$% accepted answers at any one time?
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Why can't I accept two answers to the same question simultaneously?

I asked a question in MO and I received two interesting answers with different approaches. Both of them are very interesting. I wish to accept both of them simultaneously, but it is impossible. ...
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"Have you considered to accept or start a bounty"

There are some questions of mine with answers which I did not accept them,yet. Some of them (but not all of them) has an statement on the above of its title in the question list,...
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Non-accepted answers "better" than the accepted one - what to do?

This seems to be a rare phenomenon, actually I only know one example of it. The question Alternate definition of ordinals ? is very interesting. It has three answers, one accepted by OP with zero ...
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What to do with a question answered in pieces?

I asked a question with multiple sub-questions, all in the same theme. There are four answers, which together answer the whole question without significant overlap. I'd like to move this question ...
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May I accept the answer?

I asked a question without registration and Prof. Bryant answered it but I can not accept the answer because it is not contained in my account. I would be grateful if you guide me to accept the ...
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Undo accepting the answer

When I accept someone's answer to my questio, then this user gets +15 reputation while I get +2 reputation. What will happen if I undo my decision? And what if I further acept somebody's else answer? ...
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Acceptance of partial answers

In which cases is it appropriate to accept a partial answer? For example, if an answer gives the state of the research on the area, that does not completely answer the question, but says also ...