What would happen? They would have no indication of it being what worked for them, unlike What happens if you answered a question, questioner says thanks, but didn't accept your answer as correct?.

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    You would never know if the answer worked. That's what would happen.
    – user102937
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 1:28
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    If the OP does nothing, then (tautologically) nothing happens. Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 1:31

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What would happen?

It just waits there waiting for its owner to return.

It keeps getting bounced up the feed by the community user, at regular intervals for any more helpful answers. Post regarding the details regarding question bumping

The problem with such questions is that; even though there are multiple answers underneath it, we can never know whether it helped the OP or not.

From personal experience, commenting underneath the question like this helps:

Did one of the answers here help you? If yes, then maybe you'd want to accept one of them.

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    Not having an accepted answer is only a part of the formula for determining if a question is eligible for Community user bumping. Additionally, the question itself must be nonnegatively-scored, and have no positively-scored answers. (Source) So not all questions without an accepted answer are bumped up the feed by Community.
    – user642796
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 4:22
  • @arjafi Thank You. Added the details in the answer :)
    – Dawny33
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 4:37

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