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- Replace accept rate with citizenship level 26 answers
After seeing a question by user dtgee, I clicked on a link to his or her profile and noticed that (s)he had asked 28 questions, but had accepted 0 answers.
So if accepting answers is to be encouraged, shouldn't there be consequences for accepting, say, less than X % of all your questions, if having asked more than a threshold amount of Y questions since signing up?
Like a pop-up with: "In order to ask another question, you need to first accept an answer to one or more of the questions you previously asked on Stack Overflow."
Alternative ideas welcome.