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Beside commenting and voting are there some other means to signal an answer as definitive when the author did not mark it so?

There are some older questions like this that are useful and actual, and which have a perfect answer that is not set as definitive. It clearly deserves to be marked as such. Is there a level of reputation that allows that?

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    You can't force low rep users to accept answers. Voting should take care of it (or asking a similar question after it appears abandoned and requesting a merge so you can accept the other answer). The latter is a little sketchy, but might "solve" the problem. – RobotHumans Dec 16 '12 at 19:14
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You can't force low rep users to accept answers.

Voting should take care of it (or asking a similar question after it appears abandoned and requesting a merge so you can accept the other answer).

The latter is a little sketchy, but might "solve" the problem.

  • “requesting a merge” Interesting, I wasn't even aware this was possible. How can one ask this kind of merge? – Andrea Lazzarotto Apr 25 '17 at 18:49
  • Flag it with a custom flag asking a mod to do it. Do not do that lightly though. Mods have lots to do even before they start doing mod tasks. – RobotHumans May 14 '17 at 23:31
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Yes, award the definitive answer a bounty. You can go as low as 50 points, and the answer you prefer will have a nice orange '50' next to it.

  • nice one! i think i'll use this sometime! – user47206 Apr 12 '13 at 12:16

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