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What to do about old orphaned questions?

Hi all.

I constantly stumble upon old questions that have multiple plausible answers but the user that formerly asked them never accepted any. Is there a way to accept an answer after taking the time to test each suggestion?

I'm aware that the reputation incentive is there to prevent this from happening, but is there a way to take ownership of someone else's old unattended question without asking the same again (Orphan Question Adoption Program)?

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marked as duplicate by Jeff Atwood Jan 28 '11 at 7:58

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You could post a bounty and then award it to an answer you feel is most deserving.

There is no way to force a user to accept an answer.

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Nor is there any need to force an acceptance. Getting an answer accepted is not some magic event that fulfills anyone's destiny or makes all well with the world. –  dmckee Jan 24 '11 at 15:41
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