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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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Code Review?

Stack Overflow changed the way they sort answers: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes (...
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How long should you leave a question before you accept an answer?

I don't like to leave questions open for so long it looks dead, but I want people to still think that I want more feedback and I can't find a good middle ground. Any opinions?
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Accepting reviews (opinions) instead of facts that work [duplicate]

When should a answer be "accepted" since in Code Review it is a opinion review, and not a fact-based answer that points to a problem in a code (or something like that), and any opinion can be good ...
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What you do when valuable info is spread equally in more than one answer? [duplicate]

What is the established criterion for accepting answer, when valuable information is equally spread in multiple answers? I'm having difficult time weighting objectively which answer to accept, as in ...
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Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

It came up in chat that one particular user seemed to be in the habit of: Posting a good question; Receiving good answers; Posting his/her refactored code as community answer, after adapting some ...
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What do you do when an answer is upvoted but is broken?

This answer: File Async writer using Tasks or new features of .Net 4.5? The code in the answer doesn't log until program termination -> lost items in the log. You cannot execute parallel code ...
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Raising the time in which an answer cannot be accepted

Should the time in which an answer cannot be accepted be raised? On Stack Overflow there is a limit of 15 minutes before you can accept an answer, such that other answerers have a chance of providing ...
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Why is no reputation given upon selecting a best answer?

On SO, you get 2 rep when you select a best answer. Why is there no such thing on Code Review?
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Is the Q&A format optimal for code review?

I'm new here, but it seems to me that the Q&A format isn't necessarily the best option for code review. It's been my experience when asking for code review that I don't know exactly what I am ...
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How to choose a correct answer in Code Review? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which answer to accept? Just discovered Code Review and I think it's great. I posted my first question and got two answers full of great advice. What advice do you have ...
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The snippet to review is good, no better answer found

There was no better solution to my code snippet: Highlight input if empty. What should I do? I want to mark this entry as "done". But since there is no answer, I can't accept any.
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Which answer to accept?

I can imagine this situation coming up frequently on this site. What should we do when there are multiple helpful valid answers? Accept the one we think is most helpful? Accept the one that was ...
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