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The accepted answer should appear on top (this is the status quo). We have the opposite problem to Stack Overflow. Answers on SO often get thousands of views and votes by active voting members long after a question is posted. New posts can therefore easily overtake an early accepted answer. Here, however, the number of views by active voting members bombs ...


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Answers should appear only in order of score (this is the new behavior on Stack Overflow). The mandate of SE in general is to create a “library of reusable knowledge”, and each site attempts to do that in its subject area by attracting and retaining domain experts. Those experts become “the community”, and the community expresses its will — and that very ...


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There is an interesting idea on Meta suggesting pinning the accepted answer below the top voted answer. That system might give an advantage to the accepted answer over other highly scored answers, but never over the top voted answer. I'd like to know if anyone thinks that would be worth testing. We may not be able to choose that option for this effort, but ...


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The accepted answer should appear on top! I urge readers to vote to pin the accepted answer at the top of the page. This feature does a lot of silent good work whilst the very few annoying instances where an OP picks a (seemingly) obviously wrong answer are very scarce indeed, however memorable these are (see Cag51's post on Academia and the information ...


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I'm just posting this as an answer to make an argument for unpinning. Please upvote Dan Bron's answer to practically indicate support for unpinning according to the rules Andrew Leach laid out. I'm in favor of unpinning because the current system has no good way for anyone but the original poster to adjust the position of the pinned answer, and aside from ...


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