I've been answering a lot of questions from new users lately where they tell me I've solved their problem but don't accept the answer.
I've taken to doing something like this in a comment under my answer when that happens (usually if my answer is the only one):
"Welcome to SO! Since you are new, you might want to check this link."
If there are several answers, I've posted a comment under the question itself along the lines of:
"Welcome to SO. If one of the answers below fixes your issue, you should accept it (click the check mark next to the appropriate answer). That does two things. It lets everyone know your issue has been resolved, and it gives the person that helps you credit for the assist. See here for a full explanation"
I've even done this when I come across a new user with several good answers and no acceptance even when I don't have an answer in the mix.
This has managed to prod several new users to accepts answers (mine or others).
My question is, is this considered bad manners? A good practice?
I've thought about it and really, given the response to it, it seems it's helpful in informing the new user of how things work without being an "ACCEPT MY ANSWER NOW!!!" type of comment.