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Is it wrong to ask people to accept an answer to their question?

I was looking through some of the questions I've answered, and an unsettling amount have: Not accepted an answer Not given extra details to help people answer In essence, these questions are now ...
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I want to check a best answer for the post I did before as a guest at Stack Exchange

The other day, I posted a question as a guest at the site of Stack Exchange. Some users answered for me, and I wrote "Thank you". But I forgot to decide the best answer at that time. Now, I ...
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Re-assign accepted answer years later?

A few years ago I asked Remove or prevent sidebar from opening by default on Adobe Reader and received a superb response. A recent update to the software in question nullifies this accepted answer ...
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Should the accepted answers be unpinned on superuser?

Inspired by this Stack Overflow now doesn't pin the accepted answer as per this post We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we ...
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Is it kosher to accept your answer on your own question?

I've on occasion come across the answer to my question, and feel that it's the best answer, but do not want to "rob" anyone of rightfully earned rep... What do I do? Also I'm assuming that I do NOT ...
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Accepting my answer

what happens when I accept answer posted by me?
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What is the proper procedure for us laypeople to edit an answer?

How do I get rid of adware from Search Conduit/White Smoke? A few days ago, I had this question answered with the assistance of another user. His answer did not entirely solve my problem, however. ...
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how to check my questions that have not been answered?

Hi all, is there anyway we can check the questions that we make that we have not marked any answers? (like a filter) Which section should these questions be at?
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Posting question & answer, why must I wait two days to accept it?

When posting a question and an answer together (like explained here) why must I wait two days to accept the answer? If I have understood correctly, the Q&A-together format is meant to provide ...
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Accepted answer is at the bottom, is that a bug?

On the Super User question Any command line tool checking windows domain password?, I noticed that the accepted answer was listed at the bottom. Is that a bug?
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Missing: List of questions with no accepted answer?

My user profile includes a list of my asked questions, and I can sort this by recent/views/newest/votes. One sorting option is missing: no accepted answer. A few of my older questions don't have an ...
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Why is this accepted answer not at the top?

I found this question from a Google search. I noticed the accepted answer is second, even though it is accepted and has significantly more votes than the "top" answer. This question on meta says that ...
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How should I choose an accepted answer if several are good?

I asked this question. I accepted one of the answers, but honestly both were great. Which one is better? Consider: Which was first. Which has more information. Which has more links. Which is more ...
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Is a valid answer to a problem a valid answer to a different question?

I'm not exactly sure how to formulate my problem, so I'll present it with the help of an example (which is the actual reason I ask this question). I asked a question (Delay audio for specific device) ...
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Do I need to prove the accepted answer is correct? AKA is my question unclear?

I posted an unclear question that I later tidied up, but now commenters are doubtful that the accepted answer (which was edited when I clarified my post) is correct. I posted a screenshot to prove it,...
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What to do if the accepted answer is not the best?

In a question I came across, the accepted answer is a good answer. However, a later answer (later by only 2 hours) is a better answer to the question. Is there a way to change the accepted answer? ...
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Which answer to accept: best for me, or best in general?

I asked a question a few days ago which I subsequently found my own answer to. I gather that accepting your own answer is fine, however in this case I feel that whilst my answer solves it for me, in ...
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What to do with questions that you have "given up on"?

I used to have a problem with Firefox portable but for various reasons decided not to use it. So now what should I do regarding answers to this question? I can't test any of them as I don't have ...
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Community Voting System to accept answers not accepted by the OP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community bumping [status-completed] on meta.SU? I have noticed a lot of questions that are answered correctly and abandoned by the OP (i.e. they are not marked as accepted by ...
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Who accepts the question in case the the creator deleted the account?

I have this current situation on the question How change the IP address of the computer on Windows 10? It seems that the creator has deleted their account. Who will be able to accept the answer? Will ...
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Is it possible to accept answers in closed questions?

Out of curiosity (since I don't have any closed questions), is it possible to accept answers on closed questions?
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Can a moderator mark an answer as correct?

In this question, the asker has said in a comment that one of the answers is correct. However, he has not marked the answer. Is it possible for someone else to?
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Calculating accept rate

Do open questions with no answers affect my accept rate? I can't calculate it on my own because my rate isn't displayed anywhere I can see, but that's probably another question.
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I am not seeing where to mark a response as the answer - it's not visible on my page

I have a question about my Super User post: Is there a secure way to provide outside access to a computer inside a cablemodem LAN? One of the comments says "As the problem seems to be solved, you ...
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Accepted answer without any up votes

I answered a question, and the user who asked it, accepted it. That user didn't give me an up-vote. Is there ever a good reason for not to up-vote the answer (except for not having sufficient ...
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What can one do when a poster accepts a ridiculous answer?

It sometimes happens that I come upon a post where a completely ridiculous answer is accepted by a clueless poster. The immediate gut-response is to do something, since leaving the situation as-is is ...
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Should number of votes and/or higher answers be listed higher?

Unless Im mistaken, answers to questions appear in reverse chronological order, with newer answers being first in the list. Ive always felt that the accepted answer should be listed first and then ...
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I thought the accepted answer is always listed first - here it is second. Huh?

How is it possible that this question has the top-voted-but-not-accepted answer listed first, instead of the accepted answer? What's the easiest way to get text onto a Kindle?
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Why can't I award the bounty to my own answer

I answered my own question, why can’t I award the bounty to my answer or do something to prevent it from being half-awarded to the top-voted answer?
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Why sometimes the selected answer is not the top answer? [duplicate]

I was under the impression the accepted answer gets always displayed before the other answer. However, I have noticed cases this does not happen, such as in this question: How to get Google Desktop ...
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Acceptance while in Hold/Closed status

New answers cannot be added to a question in hold or closed status. However, if there are existing answers at the time the question is put on hold, can one of those answers be accepted while the ...
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Bounty system : case of bounty awarded but no acceptance

I have lately encountered several cases where a poster has awarded the bounty, but has not marked that answer as accepted (or any other answer). This is the symmetric case to the grace period ...
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Reopen request for "Installing fltk on VirtualBox"

In this question: Installing fltk on VirtualBox the asker wrote: Can someone give a very specific step-by-step instruction on how to install it? The next day fixer1234 posted this comment asking ...
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Close question after some days of acceptance (if user accept the answer)

I get disturbed by an answer for a question posted by me, if I did accept and confirm an answer a couple of months ago. I better suggest you to close/mark the question as "no more answers needed".
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