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For questions about accepted answers, etiquette around accepting answers and other related questions. Note that informal site policy is to avoid accepting an answer, especially on code golf challenges

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Are questions in which no answer is the best allowed?

I have seen things like "This is not about finding the language with the shortest approach for prime testing, this is about finding the shortest approach in every language. Therefore, no answer will ...
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Can code-golf answers be too slow?

This answer is a fairly extreme example. For the largest input it would create an array with 1.048576e+26 elements which is not going to fit in RAM anytime soon (maybe not even physically possible). ...
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When to accept answers [duplicate]

What guidelines should we have for accepting answers? See our page on area51 This site is different to other SE sites, because it's almost never clear that the best answer won't be improved upon. ...
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Should I change the accepted answer?

On my question Implement hyperexponentiation/tetration without the use of '^' asked a few months ago I accepted an answer with 18 characters, which, at the time of selection, was the shortest ...
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What's the "accepted answer"?

In the past, I've made noise about what the accepted answer is and whose choice it is, because I feel it's important people accept the answer they wanna accept. I think that linked ideology makes ...
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Does fixing an implementation bug renders the answer non-competing? [duplicate]

In this thread, it is accepted that answers that use a new version of a language created after the challenge was posted are non-competing, because otherwise people would implement new built-ins that ...
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