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Accept my answer, nudge nudge [duplicate]

I've got a few questions I've answered, and I've been the only one to answer. The answer has been up voted but the question author has still not accepted, even though the answer is valid. Would it ...
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19answers
90k views

Any way to send a personal message to another user?

There has been quite a few times that I wished I could send a message to another user on SO - not ask a question for everyone to see, but just a short message informing them of something or requesting ...
672
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1answer
39k views

How do I get attention for one of my own questions without a good answer?

I asked a question almost as soon as I got my account. I got a few decent answers, but none of them helped solve my problem. The question has long since become buried by newer questions, and there's ...
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13answers
3k views

Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature?

Recently, I have answered a few questions that were upvoted by factors more than the accepted answer, but not accepted. This one, at the time of my writing, has an accepted answer that the asker said ...
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10answers
1k views

Reminding new users of accept/upvote “duty”?

I often see new users posting questions and getting answers. But instead of getting an upvote or accept for the answer, they just add a comment that the answer helped them. I understand that you need ...
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5answers
487 views

How do you react to an apparently uninterested questioner?

So you are camping (please excuse the MMO jargon, sometimes I just can't help myself) your own particular corner of Stack Overflow, hoping for a couple of upvotes before bed. It's freezing cold and ...
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4answers
217 views

What if my answer is better and the community agrees?

Situation: A user asks a question. The user gets a few answers. The user accepts an answer. Another answer is posted that is much better and gets a lot more up votes than the accepted answer. Is ...
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4answers
542 views

Should questions with no accepted answers be charged “interest” after awhile?

Nothing real quick but after say 2 months, I think the asker should "owe" 1 rep point for every upvoted answer in a given question. Using me as an example here: I asked this question 9+ months ago ...
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3answers
362 views

Is there any method to catch users who never select answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users Encourage users to select 'Accepted Answer' for old Questions Some users on Stack Overflow or Meta only ask ...
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4answers
161 views

What's with those who ask a question, but don't ever seem to come back to add requested info?

On stackoverflow, there seem to be quite a few programmers who ask a question, usually with one line like: "How do I release memory after memory warning? My app crashes. Thanks and welcome for reply."...
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3answers
162 views

What if I answer a question that I know is correct and the user uses but doesn't mark as accepted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is with people not marking their questions as answered? Is there anything I can do if I answer a question for a user which I know to be a correct answer and they use it ...
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4answers
157 views

Anything to do when a good answer is provided but none accepted? [duplicate]

If you look at this question, there is a highly-rated answer, which happens to be mine, and there are also two zero-rated answers; however, none are accepted. What is community policy / best practice? ...
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1answer
139 views

Why are there so Many First Questions Answered but Never Accepted?

I've read almost whole SE Help Center, I am personally active on JoomlaSE by answering, reviewing and commenting posts almost every day, and I am slowly begining to understand what does Q&A ...
0
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1answer
363 views

Please let me know how it worked out

I may be taking a risk posting this, given the overall negative reception of these two related topics: wake up and accept my answer please and accept my answer nudge nudge. However, I hope this will ...
6
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0answers
247 views

Check mark discoverability seems to be low for new users

Has StackOverflow done any user interaction design studies targetting new users? I've noticed that, quite frequently, new users don't appear to notice that they can accept answers by clicking the ...