Questions tagged [accepted-answer]

For questions primarily about accepting answers, and best practices around accepting answers.

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Is there a way to let someone else decide which answer to accept? How should accepting self-answers be handled?

I have a question that I asked about two years ago. It got two answers, one of which was my own. The other was also helpful (and got an upvote from me). Since then I have been occasionally researching ...
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When there are multiple near-identical correct answers, which answer should be accepted? [duplicate]

What is the general consensus for accepting an answer when there are multiple, near identical answers posted at the same time? Not my question, but the question "Can a Bard use an arcane focus?" has ...
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Why was this bounty awarded this way?

For transparency: the answer in question that did not receive the bounty is mine. The two answers in question are: The poison remains... which is the chosen answer What is Regular Poison? This ...
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How to deal with OPs accepting answers they want to be right instead of ones that are right?

In some questions, it appears people ask a question to get other people to tell them they are correct, or are heavily biased in favour of answers that say that their idea works. For instance, this ...
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Should we encourage users to wait 24 hours before accepting an answer?

There are those here who encourage users not to accept answers before waiting at least 24 hours. Most of the time it is presented as something that "we" recommend or encourage. Some even refer to it ...
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Contradiction with accepted answer descriptions

I've noticed a contradiction in the wording. The tour says this: Accepting doesn't mean it's the best answer, it just means that it worked for the person who asked. But the hover text for accepted ...
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I've noticed that new users tend to accept questions within only a few hours; should we update the tour?

As the title says: I've noticed over the past month or so that a lot of new users tend to accept questions after only a couple of hours. I know that it isn't mandatory for users to wait 24h to ...
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Which answer should I accept if the rules are ambiguous on the matter?

Recently I posted this question and as a result received two contradictary answers, but since game rules are a slightly ambigious on this particular topic, arguments for each of the answers are ...
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How to reward an answer that isn't my accepted answer

I asked the question Handling critical hits easily when using average damage and literally every answer is good. I've up-voted them all accordingly. For context, I accepted Rubiksmoose's answer, then ...
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Overwhelming amount of edits needed in correct answer; what to do?

The relevant question: Dice Notation - Dice that start at 0 Top answer: According to Wikipedia, this is called zero bias notation, and you simply use a "z" instead of a "d". I.e., your example ...
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Too many good answers…now what?

I asked a question about out-of-game ways to help with choice paralysis. It now has 14 answers, and at least 3-4 of them have solutions that a) contain something I will be using with my players, and b)...
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How to resolve the checkmark sitting on answers now made incorrect/inaccurate by rule changes/updates?

By the nature of tabletop games, rule books will come out that provide RAW answers to questions that have been asked before, were answered, and that answer was accepted; however, due to the new rule ...
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Is it a good idea to justify your choice between two good answers? Where?

I asked a question and, thankfully, I got more than one good answer. Essentially, both are correct, but I consider one of them is more universal, precise or interesting. According to this meta ...
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Answer posted after another is Accepted is the better choice [duplicate]

So this question is sparked by admittedly an answer I posted after an answer was already accepted but another question is also spurred me to post it. If an answer is accepted and a later answer is a ...
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my accepted answer is factually incorrect--no recourse?

My answer to Can I move 240' and attack in one round by using two riding horses? is factually incorrect, but was accepted before I realized that. I cannot delete the accepted answer. Is there any ...
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Answering My Own Question With A Self-Made Homebrew

What if, 1. No one has really given an answer to my question (or no answer worked) 2. My group figured out a homebrew solution on our own and played it. 3. That answer was the best and solved the ...
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How to deal with questions that have no best answer?

I've got a few questions where I think the best answer is all of the answers, there's not really one that stands out. Should anything be done to those? or should they simply be left without an ...
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Should I change which answer I accept?

I asked this question and accepted an answer, however, another answer incorporated the accepted answer and is now clearly better. Should I change my selection to the now better answer?
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In good subjective questions, should I accept an answer if there are several good ones?

From other meta I have this quite clear: do not accept an answer if there isn't a good one. But what should I do when I am requesting experience based advice and there are several good ones, each ...
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Enchantment Property Spell edit concern

This answer was recently edited, by another user. I am concerned with the edit for a number of reasons, but primarily it is the fact that they have changed a substantial portion of the substance of ...
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What can we do about questions with no accepted answer and no specified reason for it?

I've come across multiple questions that are more than a week old, have answers for them (some are pretty great in my opinion) yet none of them have been accepted and, worse yet. there is no ...
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What to do when there's more than one good answer?

This is meant to be a community resource, not a resource for any one specific situation. However, in the end, the asker is accepting the answer, which will relate to his take on the question. If ...
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Do we always need to have 'accepted' answers?

Roleplaying is a hobby where the players and gamemasters collectively define the game they are playing, and although there are rulebooks, the style and rules in effect are primarily determined by the ...