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Should we compile synonymous answers?

Full disclosure: I have the currently top-ranked (4 UV) answer. The OP asked for a single-word meaning "not up for discussion". I posted the first answer, and four others (2 nearly identical to each ...
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The accepted answer check mark is almost indistinguishable between active/inactive

The active vs inactive checkmarks are very difficult to tell apart on this site: When I'm scrolling down the page it's hard to tell which answer I've actually accepted (or if there is one). ...
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How to deal with an erroneously answered question that has been closed with the faulty answer accepted?

I've just run into a problem involving a question with an accepted answer that is demonstrably (albeit circumstantially demonstrably) untrue: Who first said "We can predict everything, except the ...
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What is the customary amount of time to leave before accepting an answer when you've already gotten a really good answer?

I'm looking for some guidance or best practices on the situation where you've asked a question and already received one or more stellar answers. On the one hand, as soon as one accepts an answer, the ...
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Is it justified to undo acceptance of an answer if another one, later on, gets more votes?

Can I undo acceptance of an answer if another one ends up getting more votes than the one I initially accepted… and that other answer is mine! I mean, it adds a competitive edge to the otherwise ...
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How to close a question to new answers?

This is related to a question with an accepted answer and a bounty awarded: A snappy and inoffensive alternative for "calm your tits" I would like to close my question, in the sense of not ...
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The acceptance checkmark is not visible

Even though, I have reinstalled the windows and all the browsers the acceptance checkmark is still invisible.
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being “unaccepted” - clarifications

On April 12 I answered a question (about the usage of "awhile") which was, a bit to my surprise, accepted by the asker (Brandon Boone). Ten days later the asker decided that he preferred another ...
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Why does the accepted answer sometimes not show up first?

On this question the accepted answer is not first. In this case the accepted answer has no up-votes, but I've seen this a couple times where there were up-votes too, so I don't think that's the cause....
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Rep loss for unanswering

It seems that this answer lost rep when the OP decided it was not the correct answer after all. Fine, except that according to the history, he never accepted it in the first place... I thought there ...
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How should I handle accepting answers when I don't know if they are correct?

I've just asked my first question here, and got some helpful answers. However, I am not by any means an expert on the English language, and therefore lack the capability to discern whether or not the ...
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Changing accepted answer

Just curious but what happens if you accept an answer after you've already accepted one? Does the original answerer lose the points and the new one gain them? Is it even possible to change your ...