Our buddy "Alex", the OP, seems that have left the building. Four years ago. I don't think he'll be back to accept an answer.
A handful of the answers show a lot of thought and have utility. The gents who took the time to answer don't necessarily need the rep from an accepted answer, but marking one of the questions as "accepted" might benefit a third party looking with the same question.
Does SO have some sort of auto-accept for orphaned questions?Nevermind: Auto-accept unaccepted but correct answers after some time Would a conscientious user flag either the question or the answer (besides using the upvote) as deserving of an "acceptance"?Nevermind: Allow users to mark "accepted" answer on someone else's question?
- SO randomly sorts answers so as not to arbitratily give first-responders up-vote advantages; can SO be amended to order by vote total for abandoned questions?