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Can we add a screenshot of the "accepted answer" check mark to the help pages?

I usually like to link this help page: Some-one answers to new users that comment "Thanks, it worked!!" on an answer. The reason I link them to Some-one answers instead of Accepted answer is ...
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list?

Community manager Nicholas Chabanovsky has posted this on Meta Stack Exchange: Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers. On Stack Overflow, apparently, answers are now by ...
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Should I consider the timeline while accepting an answer?

Assume that, I get an answer to my question that is OK, and i accept it. After a while I get another answer that is seemed to be more OK. Now what should I do? Should I accept the new answer? If I ...
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What should we do with an invalid accepted answer?

Specifically with regards to these JAVA questions:
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Is it OK if I call on a high reputation user on part of my answer if it seems difficult from that point?

I have an answer on which the new user who posted the question requires further help though they have accepted the answer... But it turns out I am short of some knowledge in the case. Can I, for ...
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I accepted an answer to my question - does that mean I should upvote it, too?

A while ago, I asked a question about something. An answer was provided by another user, and although it did help with my original problem, it created new problems that were discussed in comments. ...
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Encouraging (new) users to accept answers

I guess this might have been already covered somewhere on the Meta, but I have no idea on how to search for it - if so, please point me to that question. My problem is that I've noticed that since ...
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If the answerer answers the question in the comments of their answer, should the OP accept that answer?

Let's say the question is: How do I open Terminal Quickly? I have been looking for an easy way or short-cut to open the Terminal quickly, so I don't have to find it in the Dash. And the answerer ...
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What happens if I think that my answer is more valid than the accepted one?

What happens if I think that my answer is more valid than the accepted one? I don't know if this is my perception, or, effectively, my answer is better. What should I do?
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Should we unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list on meta?

This is the partner to my other question, concerning specifically Meta Ask Ubuntu. Because accepts may have a somewhat different meaning or purpose on meta I am posting this question to gather ...
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Should I accept my own answer even if it's inspired by another much detailed answer?

Three paragraphs written below consist a complex situation, please try and understand every sentence I had a question about thumbnail generation in new Ubuntu release, I asked and started a bounty on ...
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When a user is deleted are their "accepts" removed?

When a user is deleted are "accepts" by this user also affected? In other words, will the answer accepted by a deleted user no longer be shown as accepted? In one example I came across, it appears ...
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What is the right way to answer your own question, giving the original answer full credit?

This happens to me all the time on Ask Ubuntu: Question from JB: How do I accomplish exactly X on my machine? [1] Answer by AZ: Here's a tutorial showing you exactly how and even more useful related ...
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Question Solved But There Isn't Any Correct Answer

I asked a question (Kernel Panic On Booting) about 1 month ago. Also I started a bounty. I got a few answers not none of them solve my problem. So I have to reinstall my system. There aren't any valid ...
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What should I do for comment answer

I asked a question: Error libx264 not found. And I got a comment which is good answer. After I got the correct answer, I want to see what community thinks I should do: Vote up the comment only. ...
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Unsung Hero Badges

It says Zero Score Accepted Answers more than 10 and at least quarter of the total. How is the count of Zero Score Accepted Answers taken? LATEST EDIT: Are answers to own questions also taken into ...
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Which answer should you accept when both answers are correct but use different techniques?

There can be many ways to solve a single problem, and many Ask Ubuntu questions accordingly receive multiple answers using different methods In this case, which answer should I accept?
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You can accept the answer in 2 minutes – Why I am getting this?

Why I am getting "You can accept the answer in 2 minutes" while I try to accept the answer on Ask Ubuntu.
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On meta: multiple answers with different opinions?

I have a few questions (OK a lot) of questions on meta. On this question (Is it ok to comment and see if it works before answer?) I have different answers with different opinions. Is it ok to not ...
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When should one answer their own question rather than build on what is already there?

Let me put this forward with an example... I was stuck on an SSH issue on my Ubuntu server. I then got a few comments from one user and an answer from another. I thought that the answer gave me ...
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Another bit on abandoned questions, but specifically good ones with good answers

Question on a rarer type of abandoned question: Is there a way for 'Community' to take ownership of these questions so an answer can be accepted and the data can be maintained? Is it simpler to ...
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Tag a comment as the correct answer

I ask a question in this forum: Bug report invalid, unupdated packages And I want to tag as a valid answer the comment of a comment. Is it possible? The comment is not the answer that I search...but ...
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Why are the accepted answers always on the top of the answer list?

Currently (from what I can see) the rules for ordering the answers in a question is: Accepted answer (no matter what votes it has) Answer with most votes numbers below the accepted answer Answers ...
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Forcing "leavers" to accept an answer

Something I have noticed a lot is that new users with 1 rep ask a question and never appear on the site again. Good answers are posted, but the question stays "unanswered" forever. Often, these are ...
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A user wrongly accepted my answer, what can I do?

On this question today I was helping a user and after multiple attempts they fixed it there self and my answers did not work, however the user (I guess just to say thanks for helping me) accepted a ...
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What to do when users have been inactive for months and their question remain open?

I have a couple of questions still open nVidia GeForce Go 7600? can it ever run unity? UFW is not logging how do I troubleshoot? Will my data be erased if I upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 But ...
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If an answer cannot possibly give you what you asked for, please consider accepting nevertheless

On a regular basis, people ask questions with no other possible answer then: No, that can't be done, because... Mostly, this is because of a lack of technical understanding of OP, or because people ...
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Is it "not done" to (drastically) change an answer that is already accepted or upvoted?

Sometimes you give an answer and it is accepted and / or upvoted. After some time, and growing insight, you feel you can make important improvements to some of those answers. However, the edit may ...
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The reputation on deleted question

I think the bounty/reputation should be preserved for the answers even after the question is deleted. I mean you give an answer and it is accepted and then question gets deleted because of some reason....
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When are upvoted answers listed above accepted answers?

Occasionally on AskUbuntu, I've seen highly upvoted answers listed before the accepted answer for a question. This is useful for when the OP accepts a suboptimal or incorrect answer. However, when ...
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Are answers more likely to be accepted on superuser than on askubuntu?

I'm taking action in the stackexchange network for half a year now and experienced that many of my answers got accepted on whereas all of my answers on askubuntu weren't accepted, even ...
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Can I sort (question accroding to ) recently answered &/or accepted question?

I want to sort question on the basis of recently answered question on askubuntu. Such as newest,frequent,unanswered, Can I sort by following?: Recently Answered Questions Recently Accepted Answers
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How to handle answer and bounty for initially incomplete question?

Can someone tell me what's the best way to handle the answer to this question considering that it wasn't accurate when I asked it? Should I post my own answer and accept it? Should I award the ...
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"Answer your own question" = accepted answer?

If I use the "answer your own question" option, will my answer be marked as accepted? If not, that seems rather useless...
You'reAGitForNotUsingGit's user avatar
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How do I choose comments to be the best answer?

Sometimes users make the best answer on the comments, what should I do to make them best answer?
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A Meta question about Meta. On accepting answers/which answer to accept

The main thrust of the question is that I saw in chat an 'official answer reached' statement involving a question on meta. I'm no moderator, but I do ask questions here. Do I just accept the ...
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Not using accepted answer option

Don't get me wrong, it's not about the points (but I do enjoy getting them). It's more of a site cleanup question. Is there mods that you can ask to mark an answer as accepted, when you clearly ...
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Why are the top voted answers on top of the accepted answer when it was answered by the asker?

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 ...
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There's no way to mark a question solved when you figure it out yourself.

If I ask a question that nobody else is able to answer, and I later figure it out, then there is no way for me to mark the question as answered. It will be marked unaccepted forever. I consider this ...
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Can someone accept other user old question?

Can someone accept other user old question? Example: If "A" have a question posted. Then "B" answered the question (and it is good and acceptable). But "A" didn't open his/her account for 1,5 years. ...
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Selecting one answer among many when all answer the question [duplicate]

In this question How can I organize files based on their filename first letter into A-Z folders almost all the answers are correct. Is there any criteria in place in selecting one of them when all ...
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Any circumstance to allow someone other than the question asker to select the answer to a question? [duplicate]

Is there any circumstance where someone other than he who asked the question can select an answer? And if so, how/in what way would that answer selection be carried out? I've seen a lot of posts that ...
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What is the meaning of an accept (of an answer)?

Does it mean the answer is "completely satisfactory", and the question can be considered finished ? Or just that a given answer was "the most helpful" ? for example, in why do youtube videos stop ...
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One Question, 2 right answers, who gets the tick in the box?

As the titles states, I asked this question and 2 people gave the correct answer at the same time. Answer 1 was originally incorrect but he put effort in and eventually came to the same conclusion as ...
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Why wasn't I reminded to consider accepting the answer to my question that I upvoted?

I upvoted Marco Ceppi's answer to this question of mine here on meta. But I am waiting on accepting the answer until it provides more of the information I had requested. I had posted a comment to this ...
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Users answering their own questions and accepting those answers

In this link the user has answered his own question and accepted his own answer. This is like cheating the system to gain reputation. 10 points for the accepted answer and 2 for accepting it. What ...
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How did I get 35 reputation from 2 votes?

On, I got two upvotes and zero downvotes, but I gained 35 reputation from it. How did this happen?
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Will bounty be given to the accepted answer?

There is a question which had a bounty and it was given to the highest voted answer (as the faq says), but none of the answers has been accepted yet. What if someone answers this question (perhaps ...
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Is that possible to accept more than one answer? [duplicate]

Somehow a question have two (or more) answers. Somehow that answers is similar, and it's exactly same. So, is that possible to accept more than one answer?
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Why do I have to wait until I can accept a answer I posted myself

When I answer my own question, I have to wait two days until I can accept the answer. Why is this set to such a long time span? If I solved the problem myself, I want to mark the question as answered....
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