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@sanjay I see your [sic] new to stack exchange. If your [sic] happy with the answer then please 'accept' the answer my selecting the tick by it. This helps show other users if a question has been answered or not. – StartPlayer Apr 25 at 10:52
Done. Thank you. – Sanjay Apr 25 at 10:53
But the answer never was actually accepted.
The answer is good, the questioner clearly thought he had accepted it, so the intent is obvious. But the questioner is unlikely to reappear (no visits since then).
Can/should a moderator accept the answer on his behalf?
These are similar, but more general, questions:
- Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users - Meta Stack Exchange [Moderators accepting answers on user's behalf after a certain time period - Meta Stack Exchange]
- (Moderators accepting answers on user's behalf after a certain time period)
I'm not asking for moderators to vote to accept, or for automated acceptance, but about the specific case where the intent to accept is totally obvious.
It's analogous to someone correcting a typo (with more restrictions on who can do it).