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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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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. ...
Ali Taghavi's user avatar
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2 answers
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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 ...
Noah Schweber's user avatar
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1 answer
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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 ...
მამუკა ჯიბლაძე's user avatar
7 votes
1 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 ...
Sebastien Palcoux's user avatar
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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 ...
Penelope Benenati's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
Amir Baghban's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
259 views

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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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 ...
Dima Pasechnik's user avatar
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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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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?
Joseph O'Rourke's user avatar
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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,...
Ali Taghavi's user avatar
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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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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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