How can you select a different answer as the right answer? The site doesn't seem to allow you to change after the answer link is selected. It's bad because if you didn't mean to click a question as the answer, there is no way to change it.

asked 10 Dec '12, 13:52

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edited 10 Dec '12, 13:55

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Graeme Perrow

If you've accepted an answer and now you want to change the accepted answer to a different one, just click on the green checkbox of the accepted answer first (to "un-accept" it), and then you should be able to accept the one you want. You may have to refresh the page after un-accepting the first answer.

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answered 10 Dec '12, 13:54

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Graeme Perrow
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Oh man, I'd always thought that accepting one answer is a final decision, as when I tried to accept another answer, the GUI shows the following:

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So I thought changing that afterwards is not supported. - Apparently, I completely missed the point of having to un-accept the previous answer...

(11 Dec '12, 03:52) Volker Barth
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Accepting multiple answers is a feature of the OSQA software that the forum is based on, but we have that feature disabled since it doesn't make much sense in our case. Perhaps I can change the code so that accepting a second answer automatically un-accepts the first.

(11 Dec '12, 06:47) Graeme Perrow
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