There are times when the following scenario happens:
- Newb asks a question.
- Newb gets an answer from Guru.
- Newb adds "Thanks" as a comment.
- Newb moves on with his/her life.
It would be nice if a moderator could manually Accept this answer, especially in those cases where the OP used SO once or twice, and the OP hasn't been back in months or even years. In other words, the Guru who correctly answered the question should eventually receive credit for correctly answering the question, especially when the OP says, "Thanks!".
Here is an example question/answer (see link). The OP says, "It works like a charm, thanks alot!!", but they don't accept the answer; probably because the OP was unfamiliar w/ SO. But, that comment was added nearly 2-and-a-half years ago. The user who answered this question will never receive the proper recognition for this.
Keep in mind that I didn't answer this question, so it makes no difference to me. It just seems that the question is clearly resolved, and it should be marked as such.
Here is another perfect example.
Edit: I'm wondering why this similar question has 81 upvotes, but mine got down-voted into oblivion. Bandwagon voters I suppose.