I am trying to do some cleaning.

Is there a way to find out in my answers' history (1500), if there is a another answer to the same post that has been accepted?

Here is example of why:


  • 5
    Why bother? Your answer may be better or different than the accepted one, why would you delete it?
    – nohillside Mod
    Jun 2 '15 at 20:58
  • @patrix I am selective what to delete, but if I find a post with a excepted answer and I got zero points, and IMO the accepted is better, I would like to delete my answer. Nothing more or less.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 2 '15 at 23:56
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    I would say that the accepted check mark is noise in maybe half the questions I see. Even wrong answers are helpful as long as they help others learn. Isn't that the end goal here? Deleting is for things that are actively harmful and that can't be edited into shape - but some cleanup is always welcome if it's not actively harming things.
    – bmike Mod
    Jun 3 '15 at 14:42
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    To add to what bmike and patrick already said: acceptance isn't the same as correctness. I've got higher-voted, unaccepted answers on SE sites. I just answered late, with a better answer, and the question asker never came back to correct the vote.
    – Ian C. Mod
    Jun 6 '15 at 17:24

Mass deletion of posts is something that will generally get you suspended.

That being said, the SEDE (Stack Exchange Data Explorer) is the place to go if you want assistance in crafting such a query so you can study your acceptance rate and your scoring / ability to get the "check" which are all excellent and fine goals to have.

See Stack Exchange Data Explorer and consider asking on http://meta.stackexchange.com for usage and support of that tool.


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