Quite soon, I'm going to select the answer to a question I've posted. I appreciate the way the current system works means I can only choose a single answer. What really struck me about this particular exchange was that every response was expert in its content and drew attention to different aspects of my question. I could not have hoped for a better set of replies (this is not, however, a preface to me saying that I just cannot select an answer).
Here's my question: let's say I pick response X as the answer. Is there any mechanism that would allow me to announce to all those who engaged with this question that their collective contribution was outstanding and will be of great use going forward. Simply put, I want to send a positive response to the 'micro-community' that constituted the people who engaged with my question.
Also, I recently read this on the site but am having trouble refinding it: what does not selecting an answer imply to those who wrote responses and commented?