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It might be constructive on another network, but it'll never fly on StackExchange. Changes like that are network-wide, not specific to a single SE site. StackExchange simply doesn't allow multiple accepted answers. You may as well ask a car to fly to the moon. It's just not what's intended. The entire premise of the entire network is to get definitively ...


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I am voting for unpinning the accepted answer for these reasons: I have seen cases where new answers turn out to be better, especially for popular questions that have been around for more than 8 years or so. The OP is no longer active for years, and that is why in some cases the accepted answer is not changed to the better answer. The community may be the ...


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Don't flag answers that are you think are wrong. Moderators aren't smart enough to figure out whether things are right or not. We're exception handlers, only things that absolutely do not belong should be flagged. What you can do for things that you feel aren't quite right is either. Downvote and comments on answers you don't think are good enough. Ask ...


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Please feel no pressure or compulsion to accept answer. It's not required and is a very personal choice. Personally I will object to anyone trying to pressure someone else to accept an answer (I'm far more likely to try to persuade someone to unaccept an answer rather than accept one). By accepting too early you essentially say "we're done here let's ...


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There can be occasions when it is quite proper to accept one's own answer. It is used as a mechanism to convey one's own research of a subject. However, it can be (like anything on SE) abused by someone whose sole objective is to draw attention to themselves or to propagate a wild theory. Voting should correct this. Those with reputation can make their own ...


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Is Christianity SE a OP's Gets it or Community Gets it community? Personally I am onboard with unpinning an accepted-answer, as long as the community is in favour of doing so. Great idea.


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Well, here's an idea that came to me while I was replying above. I don't like to see good questions left completely without answers, even if I can only give an opinion-based answer. In those cases, I will leave a comment. So perhaps the solution is to convert the accepted and upvoted answers into comments. I've had an answer converted to a comment before, so ...


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During my first few days in Christianity.SE, I was hungry for points. I accepted the answers because I get two points in return, but I always waited for at least two days for better answers to come. However, on some questions, I was not satisfied with the answers and simply left it unaccepted, or write my own answer. Now that I have enough points, I become ...


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Is it problematic that one can accept their own answer to their own question? There is no clear response to this question. The answer can be both yes or no, depending on the nature of the question proposed and the response given in the answer box. A lot will depend if the question is of a speculative nature or of recent media developments. Recent media ...


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I support unpinning accepted answers. The general voting system is enough, and in most cases it won't make a difference anyway. But for those rare times when the question asker picked a weird or problematic answer for their tick, it would be better to just let the votes determine the order.


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I would always leave the answer pinned to the top. The nature of Q&A here has always been asker centered and there's always been a disconnect if not a weird animosity between askers and answerers. I've always tried hard to be a bit of both. Of course answerers would want the top answer to bubble up to the top. But that's just yet another way of ...


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