I have just received the newsletter, and one of the top questions was How to analyze a link to figure out the actual link. It said I had answered the question.

It's nice I guess, but my answer was not marked as such, and it was not the only answer (though it was the upvoted the most, it was only by 3).

Was this intentional?

  • your answer does have the highest number of votes.
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Aug 9, 2011 at 17:29
  • So that's what answered means? even if another answer was marked as the answer?
    – soandos
    Aug 9, 2011 at 18:23
  • isn't it under top questions list?
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Aug 9, 2011 at 18:30
  • Isn't what under top questions list?
    – soandos
    Aug 9, 2011 at 20:13

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Given that the newsletter is intended to top questions & answers, I don't consider it as a bug for the fact that your answer, which was highest voted, was shown in the answered by column. You have answered that, haven't you?

  • yes, but its not definative unless it was marked as such
    – soandos
    Aug 10, 2011 at 8:49
  • @soandos actually, we've discussed a similar thing in the past in regards to abandoned questions (where the question author leaves and doesn't return). The best (and most correct) answer is the most up-voted one in most cases, not the one that particular question author chose. Aug 10, 2011 at 13:24

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