I apologize if this is not the appropriate place to ask this question, but I'm still finding my way around StackExchange...

On to my question: some users have an "Accept Rate" followed by a percentage underneath their names. What does this mean?

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From the main Meta site:

See How does Accept Rate work? which is part of the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites.

See also Is 58% accept rate bad?.

  • Very helpful. Thank you!
    – Cassini
    Feb 11, 2012 at 15:24

This is a very relevant meta.SO thread. In particular,

  • The accept rate is the percentage of answers accepted based on the questions asked by the user.
  • The accept rate is calculated on questions that are older than 3 days.
  • The accept rate is heavily cached and can take 24 hours or more to update.
  • The accept rate is only calculated when the user has 4 or more questions.

See the thread for more info.

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