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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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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Today, Stack Exchange changed the way answers are sorted on Stack Overflow, meaning that accepting an answer no longer pins it to the top (regardless of sorting method). It still has the green ...
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How should answers that time out be judged?

Suppose a challenger submits a code-golf challenge to do a particular task, together with test inputs. (That is, they've determined that, in order to be convinced that the code in an answer correctly ...
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Accepting my first answer, things to consider beyond byte count with a tie on "shortest code wins" question?

My first ever question Find all integer pairs that produce a given Loeschian number was a straightforward code-golf tagged problem. I copied the format from an earlier related question, including the ...
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What should be done when there are joint winners? [duplicate]

On the question How long is my number: Restricted Version, there are multiple answers which are 1 byte long? How should judge which answer to give the green check to?
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Accepting answers in challenges

In any code-golf question, there is the possibility that the OP wants to accept an answer that is not the shortest. I have not heard of it being possible for mods to change the accepted answer. ...
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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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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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Editing an already accepted answer after 60 days earns Necromancer badge [closed]

I edited today. Even though it was submitted and accepted only 11 days after OP, I got the necromancer badge for the edit.
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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 ...
Christopher King's user avatar
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What to do when your own answer wins your competition?

In my popularity contest Approximate a Bell Curve, the answer that I posted has the most votes. In general on Stack Exchange sites, I avoid accepting my own answer and instead accept another answer ...
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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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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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