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How do you accept an answer?

I have been "accepting answers" to my questions by up voting the good answers received for my questions. However, I have a 0% accept rate. :( Apparently, I do not know how to accept answers.
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Adding the "accepted" mark to a question or to a comment

Related to How to end the unanswered status of really solved questions in the comments? There are a lot of question in the main TeX.SE like this with no real answer but with a comment that contains ...
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Should we wait a bit before accepting answers?

There are a few questions where an answer has been accepted really quickly. In at least one case, the question got an answer after 20 minutes and had an accepted answer less than 30 minutes from being ...
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How to choose between two equally good and equally helpful answers

I posted a question here and got two equally good answers. Both of them are short, useful and to the point. One person's answer is more upvoted than that of the other which I believe was due to the ...
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Is it okay to ask the OP to accept the answer?

Especially if the question and answer(s) are very much new, say less than 12 hours or even 24 hours, is it ok to ask OP to accept the answer, that is added by self or someone else. See examples, here ...
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Is it possible for moderators to accept an answer?

There are numerous examples of questions on TeX.SX and SX sites where the OP has asked a question, some one has provided at least one complete solution but the OP has not accepted any of the answers. ...
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Choosing to accept between an answer that helped me the most and a more popular answer

There were several good answers in my recent question in main: Should I place \title, \author, \date in the preamble or after \begin{document}?. I am leaning towards accepting the answer that helped ...
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Should I self answer my question?

I am new here and do not know how to react now. I asked this question and got some answers, each answer is a part of solving the question. Should I now write a self answer with a summary of all ...
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(Further) guidelines on accepting answers

I asked a question a few moments ago and someone answered straight away. Then, a while later someone else proposed an alternative way of doing the same thing. The answers are not all that different ...
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How to find my questions for which I have not accepted an answer

I am looking for a way of listing, in first-come-first fashion, the questions for which I have not chosen one of the answers.
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How to politely tell someone that his choice of answer is poor?

Recently, I was alerted to how questioners choose which of the answers best solve their problem(s). I observed that, especially for beginners, that they did not select the best answer from the ...
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Should I switch the accepted answer?

So, after a few posts here and there on SE, I saw this happen a few times: a user A is the first to answer correctly to a question. His answer is thus accepted. Yet, user B then adds an answer which ...
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Accepted answer checkmark color

I just asked this question at when I realized I have the same problem over here as well. When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me ...
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How soon should I accept an answer and when is it appropriate to accept a different answer?

How soon should I accept an answer? As I understand it, you should accept the answer that is most helpful. Often the first answer I receive fixes my problem, but then someone else posts an answer ...
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Changing acceptance after a long time

This is meant as a conclusion (and possible continuation) of a comment-discussion I had with @Daniel around this answer. I have a strong opinion on this myself, but I'm here for a very short time and ...
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Can I accept two answers?

Suppose I ask a multi-part question, and two different people answer two different parts of my question. Is there a way to accept both answers?
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Reminder for own (unanswered) question

Would it be useful to remind users to choose an answer when a question received one or several answers but the question was not marked as answered? This would prevent questions from remaining "...
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When is it acceptable to accept one own's answer?

Here's the scenario: I have recieved a few good answers for a [code-bound] question I asked. Since they all make different contributions, I would like to write my own answer combining approaches and ...
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Own answers should be possible to be accepted after some(?) votes of commited users

I really do not vote up for own questions, own answers and own everything else where voting or any kind of a counted positive commenting is applicable. Theoretically, given that I won't rethink my ...
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