It seems that Stack Overflow is getting a change and is no longer going to pin the accepted answer at the top and will now default to sorting by post score alone. In the post announcing this they posted a question asking how this should apply to other sites. Below are the choices being given and I was wondering how others thought we should tackle this.
Unpin the accepted answer on all SE sites by default and pin it back on a few sites that ask us to do so.
Keep the accepted answer pinned on all SE sites by default and unpin it on a few sites that ask us to do so.
Here are some stats about what questions would be impacted on our site. This comes from a query I got from another meta site question.
We have 8 questions with an accepted answer having a negative score and another answer with a higher score.
We have 220 questions with an answer that has a score at least 3 higher than the accepted answer.
We have 469 questions with an answer that has a higher score than the accepted answer.
It appears we are going to need to make a request if we want this to happen on our site.
Start a meta discussion on your per-site meta.
When the discussion is completed and the community agrees to change the default behaviour (agrees to unpin the accepted answer), please ask one of the site moderators to add the status-review tag to the question. It will generate a ticket and let CMs know that we need to adjust the site setting for your site.
We would appreciate it if you add the outcome of the discussion to the accepted answer in this question. This will allow all of us to see the full picture.