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How do multiple Answers in a post get Accepted?

Asked by Matt J

Matt J (view profile)

on 20 Dec 2012
Accepted Answer by Matt J

Matt J (view profile)

What situations allow multiple Answers in a thread (less than a week old) to get Accept-clicked, as seems to have occurred here:

http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/57092-finding-a-noninteger-value-from-an-array

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Randy Souza

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on 20 Dec 2012

I'm going to set Matt's answer as the accepted one, because: (1) it was posted earlier (by two whole minutes), (2) according to the database it was accepted earlier, and (3) because the answer code is the same.

However, Kye keeps the 4 reputation points earned for an accepted answer.

Kye Taylor

Kye Taylor (view profile)

on 20 Dec 2012

We should both get the points for our rep, and extra points for finding the bug!

Matt J

Matt J (view profile)

on 20 Dec 2012

@Kye - if you convert your comment to an Answer, I'll upvote it and you will get extra points! You can do the same for me by upvoting the question ;)

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Answer by Matt J

Matt J (view profile)

on 4 Jan 2013
Accepted answer

Just closing this.

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Matt J

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Answer by Kye Taylor

Kye Taylor (view profile)

on 20 Dec 2012

Hahaha thanks @Matt J...

Extra +1 to us for stumbling on the bug!

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Kye Taylor

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Answer by Image Analyst

Image Analyst (view profile)

on 20 Dec 2012

I wonder is Randy is experimenting with the ability to "Unanswer" a question and mark the better one as the "Answer" - something a lot of people have been asking for for a long time, though I suspect he tries this stuff out first on a sandbox, non-production copy of the database rather than the production one.

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Randy Souza

Randy Souza (view profile)

on 20 Dec 2012

No, we're still considering the accept-a-different-answer use case, but haven't started on the random experimentation yet :-)

Image Analyst

Image Analyst (view profile)

on 21 Apr 2013

It looks like multiple answers can now be done. Have you added that capability? For example I saw it in this posting. Though only one of the "Answerers" is listed on the main topic view.

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