As per my post on Software recommendation meta ...
I am looking at this recently bumped question.
It has three good answers (two of them mine :-) but the OP has not upvoted or commented any of them (no one has).
I look at the OP's profile, and see "Last seen Apr 30 '15 at 9:30", so I doubt that he is going to come back and accept an answer.
Maybe a check for this sort of inactivity could be part of the bump process, no matter whether it is manual or automatic.
I do understand that bumping is for inactive questions which did not get much attention, but there is only so much space on the front page, and this question was bumped at the expense of another, which might potentially have been awarded an answer by a poster who is still active.
The question has now been bumped for the second or third time, and will continue to be so unless an answer is accepted - at the expense of other questions.
I would like to explore this a general topic, as I see this sort of thing quite often. Is there no way that a "trusted" user (minim xK rep, or top x%) can say "I have tested this and it answers the question, and mark it as the answer? That would surely be of help to others in future?
I do realize that that might be more realistic on some sites than others, but could we consider it for some?
I have already seen this question, which basically says "user accepted an answer, but community knows better and wants to mark another answer".
My question says "There is no accepted answer, cannot a reputable member accept one on behalf of the community?", so I don’t think it is a duplicate.