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Automatic best answer?

I've noticed that even when I don't select a best answer in a thread, one seems to automatically get chosen. What is the algorithm behind this? Does it get chosen based on the amount of likes? Most recent? Just randomly? Or something else?

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Seriously though, yes it is likely not randomly. Provides a good database for new-comers with questions, and selecting a best answer makes it quicker and a lot easier to read in the future.

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The best answer is chosen by the moderators after two dayswhile the question is not closed.

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I Hope it's not done randomly, otherwise it's quite misleading ... and sad.....

I am squarely in the "probably random by moderators" camp. I have seen the best answer chosen by them when people have called out how non-competitive their internet prices are and I doubt they would purposefully choose those as the best one.