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Disagreeing with premise of question - answer or comment? [duplicate]

Sometimes, the correct response to a question is strongly disagreeing with the premise of the question. If the premise is noted as an assumption or unsubstantiated, then an answer can obviously just ...
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Who cares which answer the questioner thinks is the best?

The way answers are ranked across the Stack Exchange Network is that an accepted answer appears first, followed by the other answers in decreasing order of votes. If there is no accepted answer then ...
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Should we encourage questioners to accept answers?

The percentage of accepted answers on MY is currently 34.4% (you can check the latest for yourself by entering hasaccepted:yes then is:question in the search box of the main site and dividing those ...
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A cool icon for accepted answer

I saw the Seasoned Advice site has a silver-cover icon (as in, this one's ready to serve) to mark questions with accepted answers. Can we do something like that? Perhaps a Torah scroll icon or ...
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Showing accepted answer on top when it is your own answer

So I noticed (currently true of this question) that when the asker answers their own question and accepts that answer, this does not push the answer to the top. What is seems strange to me is that if ...
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Answered question poke queue

As a relatively new user here, there are about 8000+ questions that precede my arrival here. Sometimes I see questions that pique my interests in the related question sidebar, and sometimes I sift ...
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How do we deal with Kabbalah mysteries as answers?

After recently asking for an explanation on a certain custom, I was given an answer that was garbed in kabbalistic language. Not being a kabbalist myself (nor would I suspect most readers), I asked ...
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Why is the accept ratio not displayed anymore?

Why does the percentage of questions for which a user has accepted an answer not appear anymore? Is there a way to see this information?
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Why did I lose my "acceptance"?

Two questions were merged. Both had accepted answers. Why did I lose my "acceptance" over the other? Both users weren't around for some time?
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Answers - When is a source required?

Disclaimer: Sources are extremely important in Judaism, as (almost) every Halacha, or Minhag (custom) has a clear source. Additionally, Judaism places sources and tradition so high, that it is ...
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Why can you accept your own answer to your question?

I was reviewing questions that I asked and wanted to accept an answer which I then saw was actually supplied by me (yes, I answered my own question) - The “Shir Hamaalos” etc before Maariv: is it said ...
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Partial Reputation Credit

Today, with all of your help, I managed to overshoot my 200 reputation daily limit. I was under the impression that accepted answer points are not counted to the 200 limit. I had one answer accepted ...
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Etiquette of changing which answer is accepted?

I have read etiquette for accepting answers on meta.SO but it doesn't address this particular point. I posted a question and after some days (or maybe longer) I accepted an answer. Later a better ...
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Prompting for a chosen answer

If I have answered a question and it has significantly more upvotes than any other answer, but the asker has not selected it as the chosen answer, is it ok after some time to respectfully (maybe by ...
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Marking a correct answer

Should people who ask questions always (or at least almost always) be choosing a correct answer? Isn't it a bit impolite if they don't?
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How do I resolve a question with conflicting apparently-correct answers?

I asked a question that has garnered conflicting answers, both citing sources. It appears that the question is controversial and there isn't one agreed-upon answer. If I'd received a response that ...
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The "Mark as Accepted"

After reading this. Are there any specific rules for accepting answers on Jewish Life & Learning? Like how to deal with two answers that are actually a Machlokes? Also, I noticed that mi.yodeya (...
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