The "accept rate" feature seems useless to me and only leads into frustration for those asking questions.

See this question. (And no, it's not a duplicate as that question isn't a feature request...)

Related: Alternative solution that can replace accept rate if we still want to allow "agreement" of answers.

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    An explanation of the accept rate needs to be explained to everyone. People still think its necessary to have a 100% accept rate
    – TheLQ
    Commented Oct 31, 2010 at 19:43
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    I don't think that explaining why it is useless is the right solution, and a lot of people don't read everything... Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 1:36
  • Accept rate is not displayed any more, for details see: Let's stop displaying a user's accept rate
    – yannis
    Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 10:56

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Accept Rate is a great concept for the completely non-subjective sites like Stack Overflow, but probably doesn't work as well for a more subjective site like Programmers.


I agree. People judge otherwise useful answers according to someones "Accept Rate".


It's there, it's sort of interesting, it may or may not be probative.

We're coders for goodness sake, can't we all accept that and refrain from overanalyzing?

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