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I am actually more concerned about closedI am actually more concerned about closed questions, which I should have removed from the calculation, and probably will sometime today. Closed questions, which I should have removed from are not included in the calculation, and probably will sometime today any more.

I agree with Kobi, as the question owner, this should be motivation to get people interested:

  • edit your question to refine it and provide status updates, and implicitly bump it
  • offer a bounty

Now let's put on our "game theory" hats. How can one improve his or her accept rate percentage, by any means necessary?

  • accept an answer, obviously -- a net positive
  • delete the question (only works if no significant upvoting and the question has few answers, otherwise not possible) -- probably a net positive
  • convert question to wiki -- neutral, as this also prevents you from ever earning any more reputation on that question.
  • answer your own question, wait 2 days, and accept -- neutral to negative

Bear in mind that any accept rate of 70% or higher is considered "excellent", so you don't have to sweat every single one. There are occasions where accepting isn't practical.

I am actually more concerned about closed questions, which I should have removed from the calculation, and probably will sometime today.

I agree with Kobi, as the question owner, this should be motivation to get people interested:

  • edit your question to refine it and provide status updates, and implicitly bump it
  • offer a bounty

Now let's put on our "game theory" hats. How can one improve his or her accept rate percentage, by any means necessary?

  • accept an answer, obviously -- a net positive
  • delete the question (only works if no significant upvoting and the question has few answers, otherwise not possible) -- probably a net positive
  • convert question to wiki -- neutral, as this also prevents you from ever earning any more reputation on that question.
  • answer your own question, wait 2 days, and accept -- neutral to negative

Bear in mind that any accept rate of 70% or higher is considered "excellent", so you don't have to sweat every single one. There are occasions where accepting isn't practical.

I am actually more concerned about closed questions, which I should have removed from the calculation, and probably will sometime today. Closed questions are not included in the calculation any more.

I agree with Kobi, as the question owner, this should be motivation to get people interested:

  • edit your question to refine it and provide status updates, and implicitly bump it
  • offer a bounty

Now let's put on our "game theory" hats. How can one improve his or her accept rate percentage, by any means necessary?

  • accept an answer, obviously -- a net positive
  • delete the question (only works if no significant upvoting and the question has few answers, otherwise not possible) -- probably a net positive
  • convert question to wiki -- neutral, as this also prevents you from ever earning any more reputation on that question.
  • answer your own question, wait 2 days, and accept -- neutral to negative

Bear in mind that any accept rate of 70% or higher is considered "excellent", so you don't have to sweat every single one. There are occasions where accepting isn't practical.

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I am actually more concerned about closed questions, which I should have removed from the calculation, and probably will sometime today.

I agree with Kobi, as the question owner, this should be motivation to get people interested:

  • edit your question to refine it and provide status updates, and implicitly bump it
  • offer a bounty

Now let's put on our "game theory" hats. How can one improve his or her accept rate percentage, by any means necessary?

  • accept an answer, obviously -- a net positive
  • delete the question (only works if no significant upvoting and the question has few answers, otherwise not possible) -- probably a net positive
  • convert question to wiki -- neutral, as this also prevents you from ever earning any more reputation on that question.
  • answer your own question, wait 2 days, and accept -- neutral to negative

Bear in mind that any accept rate of 70% or higher is considered "excellent", so you don't have to sweat every single one. There are occasions where accepting isn't practical.