You cannot accept more than one answer at a time. That is, a question can have at most one accepted answer.
Assuming the accepted answer is by someone other than yourself, its author will get 15 reputation, and you get 2 reputation for acccepting an answer. (If you accept your own answer, you don't get any reputation from this.)
If you change your mind ...
Saying "It can or should be answered" is not the same thing as saying "Good question".
How do I optimize my disk performance?
How do I install and use flashcache/bcache to cache HDD to SSD?
I might answer the first, but I would and did upvote the second.
An additional note after some discussion in comments is that some voters in an attempt to "...
If you are talking about the one that says Problem with my Lenovo laptop you need to also consider the following:
Of the 335 views, not all users will have a Lenovo Laptop
Of the 335 views, not all users will have the same Lenovo model
Of the 335 views, not all will know the answer
In forums, other NON StackExchange Q&A sites and any other site that ...
Yes/No/Maybe, its up to you, are all answers to your question.
This is personal and case dependent. In my view everything I edit is perfect (up to my low standards of just good enough most of the time, but does it's job well), so I give it up-votes after editing and move along. If I see something nice I up-vote and move along. Do we really need rules for up-...
No, accepting an answer has nothing at all to do with closing (putting on hold). Basically, questions that are off topic should always be closed. Irrespective of whether they have an answer. This is for many reasons:
It confuses people. Users will think that the subject is on topic and use the existence of that question to justify that opinion.
When a ...
You should make (if you can) a community wiki post:
In it, have this:
Answered by XYZ *link to profile) in comments (link to comment):
Comment content goes here, to explain the answer.
My pronouns are He / Him
Cross-posting to multiple sites is not permitted by network policy. This is to keep people from using an arbitrary shotgun approach in hopes of getting their question seen somewhere. You might contact the user to give them a gentle reminder about the policy, but if the activity continues, you can deal with that user directly.
But for dealing with a rare ...
The reason there is so much orange on the front page is that's where the incoming questions come in. Of course there's no answers when a question has been on the front page for just a few minutes.
We have a 72% answer rate, which means nearly 3 out of every 4 questions get answered (by answers with a score of at least +1)
Did you read the question with 335 ...
That all question is not about Dropbox at all, if we have a look at the comments bellow the answer from Roland we can see that its about an application called Dropshots that runs using Dropbox services.
Also that issue was also solved using an updated version from Play4Linux making it less interesting to re-open it.
A question doesn't have to be good, or even particularly clear, to have good answers. However, when a question has good answers, that suggests there may be something good about the question.
Furthermore, if a question is not clear or lacks detail, but you are able to answer it, then often (not always) one or both of the following apply:
You requested ...
Sometimes it's right to close an answered question. But that particular closure was wrong. The sub-reason of off-topic that was selected was:
This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's unlikely to help future readers.
But this problem ...
Have a look here first.
Disclaimer: I am not a moderator; I do not set policies, so this is just a personal opinion. (And a very obvious one) ;-)
As a new user it's always difficult: The first 50 points of reputation are hardest to get. But there are tons of things you can do to get more rep:
Ask good questions
Edit spelling/grammar/formatting/tags (all ...
Every vote on posts has to be cast taking into the merit of the particular post. If the post is good, clear and useful, I'd upvote it. If it is useful, I would edit the post to make it good and useful, especially in the case of answers, and then possibly vote on it. If the post is not useful in the first place, I don't generally spend my time on it and move ...
In the system as it stands, for a question to be upvoted, it should have all these three characteristics:
I personally (don't shoot me) like the concise three characteristics of a good question. But showing effort is a relative thing and is judged differently by different voters. I feel the criteria are really usefulness and ...
It appears they are still around under certain circumstances. I ran into one myself while editing a question. Not exactly the same thing you had but similar.
I wonder if this has to do with some of the changes that have happened recently:
Stack Exchange Inc has recently moved their data centers to another location in NYC. (There was a blog post ...
It's a little bit chatty, a little bit faffy. That's probably the reason is was closed originally.
It would probably be better if it were something along the lines of What are virtual desktops and why do I want them? but I'll leave those sorts of dalliances to smarter people.
I've reopened it.
It is almost possible to have what you need, using the search functionality.
Recently Answered Questions
The following query would search for all answers and sort them by the newest answer.
Recently Accepted Answers
The next query would search for all answers which are accepted and sort them by the ...
You can comment that the OP can still award the bounty to any answer he likes. Self-answer does not mean that the bounty is awarded to the OP or to noone.
OP can still convert it to an answer, or you can do it for him. It does not really matter.
But keeping the answer in the question body is not good either way.
Quite a few questions are resolved based on the comments and no formal answer is posted. Just because there is no answer doesn't mean the question is unresolved. Here is an example: Deactivated wifi drivers, now they won't activate again on a Dell Mini 10v?
Sometimes, gathering the data required to fully diagnose the problem leads the original poster ...