9 votes

Is the accepted answer feature good for this site?

You have lots of different questions here; I'll try to address each one. Disclaimer: This is mostly just what I do, and may not be representative of everyone. Does accepting an answer discourage ...
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6 votes

Is the accepted answer feature good for this site?

From my experience on SFF I can only say that accepted answers only encouraged me to look at questions. I was curious what people had written about a topic (provided the topic was interesting to me in ...
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6 votes
Accepted

How can an accepted answer be chosen from two equally accurate literary analysis answers?

Accept whichever you want. From the help centre: Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and final statement indicating that the question has now been answered perfectly. It simply ...
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3 votes

How should the accepted-answer feature be changed?

Although it is always nice to get a green tick and a few extra points, it can be galling to come to a question late and see that an incorrect or incomplete answer has been accepted and then to see ...
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3 votes

Do we want accepted answers on our site to be unpinned from the top?

No, accepted answers should stay pinned
2 votes

How should the accepted-answer feature be changed?

The reason the accepted answer feature exists is that it is useful for a site like Stack Overflow. If you have a discrete practical problem where the effectiveness of a solution can be objectively ...
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1 vote

How should the accepted-answer feature be changed?

I understand the "accepted answer" as not necessary the "correct answer" but rather the "best answer for the querent". So yes, it does tend to be subjective, and people ...
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