I assume the Accept Rate is an indication how often I accept an answer on my questions.
People asking questions but not accepting any answers either means they ask unclear questions, or just don't bother accepting any answer.
The result is that they get a low Accept Rate, and people will bother less with supplying an answer as it's probably a waste of time and karma.
My user profile shows I have a 50% Accept Rate.
I've only asked 1 question, and did accept one of its answers, so I'd expect my Accept Rate would be 100%.
Is my understanding of Accept Rate wrong, or is there a problem with the calculation?
So this is how it's supposed to work:
(number of your questions asked that you've accepted) / (number of answered questions)
The unanswered questions shouldn't count against you (and this appears to be working correctly with 'N/A' for new users).
Obviously it's borked. Sorry everyone! Together with the karma bug we had a couple misses in this latest release.
I'll post updates over on ANSWERS-585.
Update: ANSWERS-585 is fixed (as is the karma bug). And, @Joanne - yes! Drinks are on me...
I believe your understanding is correct...but now it is right as you asked this question, which you haven't accepted an answer on. It is a brand new feature, so I will be keeping an eye on it. If you get a chance, can you accept an answer on this question and we can see if it pops up to 100% ?
It gets even weirder...
My signature in this question showed 34%.
My user profile page also showed 34%.
I then edited Nik's comment to fix some typos which might confuse people reading his answer.
Now my signature and user profile show 50% again...
The 50% for my only question was incorrect.
The shortly shown 34% was incorrect.
The 50% it now shows is correct, as this question is still unanswered.
I'll accept this answer and see what happens...
Yes, I've been trying to understand how is it working but a think it is very buggy.
Here it is my best solution:
It should count the number of answers in the questions, but only count one answer, beacuse sometimes appear answer that in fact are only comments, and if a question has 0 answers it doesn't count. Sometimes there are more than 1 correct answer so if the percentage is greater than 100 then it is 100. Something like that :)
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