When a user posts his first question in which his accept rate appears, if the accept rate is zero (i.e. the user has not accepted any answers), the system should generate a single comment under his posted question that reads as follows:
Please consider accepting answers to some of your questions. You can do this by clicking the checkmark next to the correct answer for each question. -- Community ♦
This has a number of benefits:
- It automatically teaches the user how the system works.
- It eliminates the long trail of negative comments that accompany such questions.
- It eliminates me having to type it every time. :)
Here's an example of the current situation: Critical sections better in thread or main program?. A perfectly blunt, opaque comment that has broad agreement with the community, but says nothing about what "accept rate" means, or how to correct it (the comment was also flagged as offensive).