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What to do if your accepted answer is wrong and you believe you know the right answer?

There is a question that I answered. That answer was accepted, and got a decent amount of points. It is also the only answer to that question. I later realized that my answer is wrong. But I now have ...
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I asked 2 questions in 1 post, now I have 2 answers, each one answers another question, which one to accept?

In 1 post I asked 2 questions. I asked them together, since they occurred together for me, even though in hindsight I could've asked them separately. However, now I have an answer that answers my ...
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Counting accepted answers towards tag badges

As far as I can tell, tag scoring (used as a counter towards a tag badge) measures score based on how many upvotes all answers under a certain tag have gathered. It ...
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When an answer is marked as “accepted” and later reversed, how and why can it happen?

If a response (answer) is flagged as answering an OPs question ("accepted") and that decision is subsequently reversed, how does this happen? Who has the authority to reverse an answer? What are the ...
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Drive-by Questions - Should Answers Be Accepted by Proxy?

I have been answering questions from users with reputation 1, knowing fully well that chances for reward in points from up-votes, or acceptance of the answer, are low. In great part it is simply that ...
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Answering narrowly or more broadly: some evidence from green checks and upvotes

(UPDATE 28-8-2014 : Following suggestions, this post now appears also in the CV blog, http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2014/08/answering-narrowly-or-more-broadly-some-evidence-from-green-checks-and-...
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Is there any point to accepting your own (lone) answer?

I have at least one question that I'm the only person to provide an answer to. I haven't accepted my own answer. (I couldn't see the point, to be honest, obviously I think it answers the question, ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

I enjoy serendipitously learning new stuff based on answered questions on CV. But given the volume of questions a day, I end up only sampling from the newest questions, which are more likely than not ...
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Does accepting answers discourage further answerings?

I once asked for some reasoning. I got a single answer but I hoped for more answers, possibly objecting the view of the single answer as this was what I had suspected to be right anyway. However, I ...
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Is it wrong to ask a user to accept an answer?

As a newer user, I am uncertain if the community norms here in CV are different than on Math.SE. There, it appears to be acceptable to ask a user to accept/upvote an answer in cases such as your ...
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Voting System to Accept Answer when OP does not respond

Related to Why is our answer rate so low? and Improvement Drive - Cross Validated on meta, there are many one-time users who post a question just because they need an answer for a particular problem ...
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How reasonable is to inform new users about upvotes and accepting answers through an automatic message?

I have noticed that most of the questions in Cross Validated come from new users who, for a number of reasons, do not read the FAQ section and do not know about the upvoting and accepting-an-answer ...
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How should performance answering questions best be evaluated

There are many statistics computed on the StackExchange websites that could be used to evaluate how well a person is performing at answering questions. We have (1) total reputation points (2) ...
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Issue with accept answer after it turns to community wiki?

I just attempted to change my favored answer to a new reply here and I got 2 points reduced reputation as not having an answer accepted. The context is that the answer was accepted before it turned to ...