Stack Exchange staff have announced an upcoming change to the way answer acceptance works.
Currently, the original poster of a question can accept one non-deleted answer. This does several things,
- the question poster receives 2 rep, and the answer poster receives 15 rep
- the answer has an added green tick mark below its score and vote buttons
- the answer itself is pinned to the top of the list of answers, regardless of sort variable
This change will affect the last of these behaviours, removing the "pin to top". Staff have indicated this may be configurable per site - each individual site can have this behaviour turned off or left on (with the default setting yet to be determined by consensus and research).
Please indicate by voting on the answers below, which setting you would prefer.
Downvotes will be ignored for this purpose, as they add no useful information. Just upvote one, or both or neither.
Feedback will be collated on September 19th, giving seven days to make a decision.
To help us decide, here is a SEDE query, created by Nihar Karve & Emilio Pisanty from Physics.SE:
The query shows the results for Physics by default, but you can ask for the results for any main or meta site.
You may also like to browse the parallel question on Physics meta.