Accepting answer without upvoting?
Lately a lot of my accepted answers have 0 upvotes. Out of my last 8 accepted answers 5 are without upvotes.
I think that in 90% of the cases it's because the OP doesn't know that they could (should?) upvote. I'd feel bad explaining to the new users that they could also upvote me... in the end it's no big deal but still.
So what about either an auto-upvote when accepting or at least a message saying "you know that upvoting the answer would be nice ?".
I know it has been discussed before, but the accepted answer states:
Since it is simple enough to cast an upvote and accept the answer, I don't a see a reason to constrain the user in this manner. I agree, I've never had a situation where I wasn't upvoting along with accepting. But, everyone has a different reason/rationale for upvoting, so I don't think the system should force that upvote.
... and I don't agree, there are lots of cases where users don't upvote when accepting, simply because they don't know.