Of the 26~ish questions that I have asked to date, the majority of these have been questions which aren't directly applicable to many situations. They are broad, and they are really only applicable to my direct problem. While I'm sure maybe six or seven might be generally helpful to other people, in general, I would guess they aren't.
As a result of this, it means that the answers which I require need to be precise and on topic. It's not surpise or shock that a lot of people think that Stack Overflow is a type of game so when I receive answers, I often find that they are unsatisfactory and don't help me.
I used to not accept a lot of my questions. However, after I started asking more questions, then more questions, I noticed that I had an accept rate of 38% and people were telling me to work on my accept rate.
Now, I check Stack Overflow most days, I answer questions when I can, and I edit questions when I can. Working on my accept rate is misleading and completely counter productive. A vast majority of the questions which I accept DO NOT deserve to be accepted. However, due to not wanting to prejudice my future questions, I have had to accept answers where I might have only received a single response to prevent my acceptance rate bring so low.
I haven't asked that many questions, but if people land on one of my questions and see that I have accepted a question, when it clearly has not, I feel that it portrays badly on me, for the fact that I have accepted a clearly inadequate answer, yet if I don't then my acceptance score portrays badly on me.
The solution?... I'm going to sign up for a new Google account and ask all my questions from that account instead.
Is this a solution that Stack Exchange wants to hear?... I'd guess not, but accepting inadequate answers shouldn't be a solution either.
If this is a feature request ; How could this be implemented?
I think a simple way just to acknowledge that no answers manages to answer the question would be sufficient, which is then visualized in the "UserBit" at the bottom of the question.
I've just thought about this, but why is the accept rating even there in the first place? The only reason I can think of is that it is there to encourage people like me, who have this conundrum, to accept questions which don't quite live up to the expectation which we had hoped?
The solution?... don't have the acceptance rating, or at least filter it to only show for people who are below a certain rating. After 1000 >, you can clearly assume that people know how SO works, and showing their acceptance rating is completely redundant.