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Gone user, answer accepted by the community

In this question the user who asked has it's account deleted or removed or another possibility. The result is that the post won't have an accepted answer since there's no user to accept it. In these ...
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Would you like to have the accepted answer pinned or unpinned on UNIX & Linux?

I've just been made aware of Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers where it says: Currently we are planning to move forward with one of two scenarios, based on your ...
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Better answer after accepting?

I asked a question and got an answer that solved my question, so I up-voted and then accepted. Then someone else posted a new answer which included the information of the first answer plus many ...
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Whose choice is accepting an answer?

As far as I can tell, across the SE network, according to each site's help center on the topic, the accepted answer is chosen by the OP as most helpful / informative to the asker. I asked a question: ...
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Should a self-answer be accepted if the best answer doesn't paint the whole picture?

There recently was a case where OP, after initially accepting my answer, later posted their own, quite extensive answer and consecutively accepted that answer. The new answer references my post and ...
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Should I Accept answer for discussion/opinion based question?

I recently asked about UFW behind a Firewall & I think I kind of meant for it to be ongoing/discussion based as there is no "correct answer" IMO. Should I just let users answer/upvote the answer ...
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How do I know which answer to accept?

See this question: Adding to path vs. linking from /bin There are two differing answers that I, as a non-expert, have no real way to know which is more correct. I don't want to accept an incorrect ...
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Accepting my own answer to my question

I had asked this question. No one answered it. I solved the problem on my system and answered the question. Is it OK to accept one of my own answers? I am asking this because there are no answers ...
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Is it appropriate to ask askers to accept an answer

Occasionally people will thank for an answer in the comments and write that the suggestion worked for them. Is it acceptable to ask them to accept the answer or upvote it instead, as seems preferable ...
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How to handle questions that will never get an accepted answer?

Consider for example ZFS on Linux gets corrupted on export. This is not a duplicate of meta What do we do about abandoned questions, with a correct answer never accepted?, because this is about ...
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What to do when you've posted an incorrect answer

I thought I had an answer to this question. My answer was accepted and got 2 up votes, but then I realized that it doesn't actually work. I updated the answer with a semi-retraction, but I don't know ...
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Does accepting an answer remove it from the featured page?

slm recently kind of out did himself answering one of my bounty questions. Since it had been up for a while, I wanted to leave it on the featured page so that those interested in the question could ...
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Accepted answer by an absent user is not sorted first

This question was migrated after having received an accepted answer (not by the asker). Neither the asker nor the poster of the accepted answer have an account on the target site at this point. The ...
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How to handle solved problems (answer the own question?)

This question contains the (possible) solution as edit Some of you had the opinion that I should have answered my own question instead of doing an edit of the question. Pro (putting the solution as ...
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I want to delete my accepted answer

I have an answer that was helpful enough for the OP to accept, but I think the other answer is better (it includes mine too), so I want to delete mine. Is that OK? To those who wonder why I asked:
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Merging different answers into one 'better' one

Sometimes I find that there's good points in different answers (and comments), so I wonder if it's okay to create my own answer (if I'm the one who originally asked the question) based on those, and ...