Stack Exchange staff have announced a proposal around the way answer acceptance works - more details can be seen at this meta SE post - unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers.
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 upvoting if you agree with the change (i.e. upvote if you want to unpin the accepted answer from the top) or downvote if you disagree. The up/downvote agree/disagree approach is used in other meta questions and answers as well.
To perceive how this would impact our community, worth check this query results: