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I think we should unpin accepted answers. An accepted answer just means the answer was useful to the question-asker. It doesn't mean it is the best answer or the answer which will more widely apply to the question. Upvotes tend to better represent both.


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I also believe we should unpin accepted answers. The list of affected questions you posted is really nifty! I encourage onlookers to click through and click the "score difference" column twice to sort it by the questions with the highest score difference between the accepted answer and the highest voted answer. It's easy to see that a lot of these ...


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From Meta: We give people a server side grace period to answer questions, even if the question gets closed. If the client side checks fail, for whatever reason, and someone does post an answer, we will accept it (for a while). and: If a question is closed while you're answering on the full version of the site, you will receive a notification that the ...


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Good question, which I think boils down to: Should answers try to address everything the OP is asking? As contained in our Help Center's docs on How do I write a good answer: Any answer that gets the asker going in the right direction is helpful, but do try to mention any limitations, assumptions or simplifications in your answer. Reviewing the comments, ...


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As stated on What is a bounty? help center, generally the bounty is non-refundable. It is funded by the personal reputation of the user who offers it, and is non-refundable. All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances. "Under any circumstances" also includes if the bounty giver doesn't get any satisfying answers....


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To close out this discussion question as completed, I'm copying my comments here as an answer: According to what is a bounty: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a bounty on a question that you have already posted an answer to, your minimum spend is 100 reputation (not 50). Therefore you may have to double the bounty of 50 points to ...


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Here is some of what I am thinking and do when answering questions: What is the OP's level of knowledge or experience? Technical Moderately Experienced Newbie Is the question...? Highly Focused to a Narrow Technical Question Focused Theoretical Question Seeking a Wider Perspective Hopelessly Lost Working down the lists, it is easy to imagine that a ...


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Shorter answer: It's a matter of preference for the poster as to what they feel would be most helpful to the OP, providing they remain on-topic and within the scope and guidelines of the site. Longer answer: Other than tag wikis which are expected to be concise, the guidelines on Answering in the Help Center's documentation simply states: Brevity is ...


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