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Why is it that the top voted answer always appears on top if the accepted answer is created by the asker himself? Usually if the answer is accepted by the asker, it worked for him, so why wouldn't that be on top in this situation?

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    Is this because you answerd your own question here: askubuntu.com/questions/963667/… Don't put the accept in too high regaurd, it only means that it helped to OP the most, NOT that it is best. Highly voted answers are often better ones and people should not overlook votes for the accept, answers should help anyone who reads them. As this happened only an hour ago, wait for votes. – Mark Kirby Oct 12 '17 at 17:22
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    @MarkKirby Isn't that the answer rather than a comment to the question? – dessert Oct 12 '17 at 18:29
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    @MarkKirby we are waiting for that answer! – George Udosen Oct 14 '17 at 15:33
  • @MarkKirby But I think OP has a valid point here. I would expect a uniform behaviour in this scenario. What could be the rationale behind placing the accepted answers at the top when they're posted by others but not when posted by the askers themselves? In both the cases there's a chance of having another answer with higher score than that of the accepted answer. – pomsky Oct 16 '17 at 10:45
  • Loosely related to On what basis is the position of an answer decided? – pomsky Nov 8 '17 at 18:54

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