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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Code Review?

Meh On Code Review, it makes little difference. Code Review isn't riddled with redundant answers. Most researchers are well-prepared to read lengthy and multiple answers. The re-organization of the ...
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Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

There's nothing wrong with self-answering a question. There isn't even anything wrong with accepting your own answer if you review your own code and provide new insight that others haven't. The ...
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How long should you leave a question before you accept an answer?

Realistically, as long, or short, as you want I have seen: Users accepting an answer as soon as it's gone up. Users never accepting an answer. Users accepting an answer, and then never visiting the ...
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Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing bad with self-answering a question. There isn't even anything wrong with accepting your own answer if you review your own code with distinct points not stated in ...
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Raising the time in which an answer cannot be accepted

NO - the limit should not be increased. As it is, many answered questions have no accepted answers. By making a question asker have to check-back again to accept an answer is likely to lead to even ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Code Review?

No I don't think we have the same issue as Stack Overflow. My anecdotal evidence, which is quite biased as I stay within the python, is it can be good and I don't think we have the problem SO has. ...
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What do you do when an answer is upvoted but is broken?

Who reviews the reviewers? Voters do. You have some options for this: Add a comment (if you have the reputation) Downvote (if you have the reputation), and if you downvote it is recommended that you ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Code Review?

YES I think it's fine. Answers benefit the original asker, of course, but far more people read the answer than that. For that reason, leaving which answer is on top up to the community, rather than ...
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Accepting reviews (opinions) instead of facts that work

The asker should mark as accepted the answer which they found most constructive. It's not an objective thing (on any of the Stack Exchange sites even). It is entirely the opinion of the asker. It's ...
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Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

In this scenario I think that specific user actually misunderstood site policies, See the screenshot below. If it really is a misunderstanding as he claims we should forgive him, If he follow site ...
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What do you do when an answer is upvoted but is broken?

In addition to @Simon's suggestions (commenting and downvoting), you have two more options: Edit the answer to fix a bug (if you are certain that a small change will take care of the problem) Post a ...
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What do you do when an answer is upvoted but is broken?

Answers on Code Review are meant to be “these are issues I found in your code and this is how I would fix them”, not “this is how I would solve this task”. What this means is that you can't look at ...
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What you do when valuable info is spread equally in more than one answer?

Upvote every answer that you find helpful. Other users will vote on the answers as well. Choosing to accept an answer is completely at your discretion. Merging answers is not appropriate, as other ...
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Raising the time in which an answer cannot be accepted

There's little benefit to increasing the time limit: If you want to, you can still post a new answer even to an already-accepted question The OP's inbox is notified of your new answer Other users can ...
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What you do when valuable info is spread equally in more than one answer?

Here are two related Meta links: How does accepting an answer work? Which answer should I choose? The bottom line is that you should accept the answer that you found to be the most helpful ...
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Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

In recent discussions about Low Quality answers in the Low Quality Queue it was said that a code dump is not a review, and therefore not an acceptable answer. By Mat's Mug Meaning that the ...
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