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Unpinning accepted answer from top of list of answers on GIS SE

As of today, Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers has been implemented for Stack Overflow. Would we like to see the same to be done for GIS SE? This discussion feeds into ...
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Answer gets accepted but does not answer revised question

I am quite unsure about what to do, if my answer got accepted, but does not (in my opinion) answer the actual problem, but the original question. In comments to my answer the actual problem got ...
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Is the answer acceptance mechanism too subtle?

I've noticed that about a quarter of the questions posted on the GIS.SE don't have accepted answers. I think it's about 9,400 of the 39,400 questions currently. In many cases, it's not that these ...
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What happened to (or where is) the "Accept Rate"? [duplicate]

When I first discovered GIS SE two years ago, there was a statistic attached to users showing the percentage of questions that they had accepted an answer -- and even criticism lobbed at those with ...
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Making accepted-answer box greener

Far away from being the most important thread on GIS Meta, but I think it is valid to ask: Here is a picture that contains an accepted answer in GIS SE and an accepted answer in Stack Overflow. ...
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Is the Acceptance Rate of Users still displayed anywhere?

I cannot remember seeing the Acceptance Rate of any Users displayed recently - has that function been disabled?
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What should be done when an answer has become obsolete?

Using Google Maps as layer in ArcMap? came to the front page today, and the accepted answer is obsolete. The linked software no longer enables a google maps layer in Arcmap. What should be done in ...
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Contesting or flagging an answer you know is wrong but was accepted

This particular question/answer has been around for two years now: Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server? It contains an answer that was accepted. However, the answer is not ...
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Undo bounty? Perhaps a bug on interface of accepted answer

Can I "undo" the bounty? I click "useful" because the answer was "goodwill", but I not click as "my accepted answer"... Now the system used it as "accepted for bounty", but it is wrong (!).
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Would it be useful to force accept answers?

This has already been asked on Meta SE, and it looks like the current answer remains 'no', but I do think it'd be nice to be able to assign a correct answer to questions which have hit a certain age ...
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Ideal Accept Rate for a GIS StackExchange User

What is the ideal Accept Rate for a GIS StackExchange user? I understand the importance of keeping the overall Accept Rate above 90%, but how much of a concern should that be to a typical user?
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