Linked Questions

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Should we remind users with a link to their question?

What this question is about: It occurred to me that even experienced users occasionally forget that they either: received viable answers to existing questions or need to edit existing questions to ...
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Accept button is not clear to new users so they are less likely to accept an answer

On every question that I answer where a user has less than a 100 rep I tell them to accept or optionally up vote my answer. If I don't do this, they might up vote me but if they have less than 15 rep ...
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Is there a way to get reminders/prompts to choose an answer to accept?

I have been in the following situation a couple of times: I post a question get some great answers - however I receive them once I have walked away from the computer and pick them up on my phone. ...
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Could we get the 'Community' user to prompt new users to accept an answer if they've commented 'Thanks'? [duplicate]

Just a thought, a lot of the time I stumble across questions where an answer has a comment from the Question OP, along the lines of: Thanks <Answerer>! This helped a bunch! And I find myself ...
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Comments saying “thank you” remind OP to accept answer

A lot of times I will answer a question, OP will post "Thanks very much!" And then leave, not accepting the answer that fixed their problem. I know I can just give them a gentle reminder (asking them ...
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Suggestion: Notification for accepting answer to your question

I think we have many new people asking their questions on one of the Stack Exchange sites. These new people are not completely aware of voting up and accepting answers. I think it would be great if ...
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Can we add “Why is it important to accept answers to questions?” to the FAQ?

A couple of times, I've had askers comment on my answer saying that it was right, but they don't take the extra step to mark the question as answered. I'd like to have something in the FAQ I can point ...
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Formalized reminders to guide new users without comment noise

There are a lot of people on Stack Overflow who like to share their technical knowledge. Not surprisingly, there are also many people who like to show new users how to use the site itself. This is ...
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How does the system guide new users?

There are several questions here on meta about "How to guide new users" and in particular "How to educate new users about accepting answers" (see 1, 2, 3, 4). A common approach seems to be to comment ...
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Feature to be reminded to accept an answer after a user-selected length of time

Related: How long should I wait before accepting an answer? Remind new users to choose some answers? Should we respond to questions asked by users with 0% accept rates? It's often not immediately ...
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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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New users who don't realise how to accept an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improve the indication to askers that they can accept answers to questions I am fed up of posting answers where new users don't realise that they have to click the tick icon ...
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Hint to accept answer for newbies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remind new users to choose some answers? Improve the indication to askers that they can accept answers to questions I have answered quite a few questions from new users on ...
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Reminder to mark question as answered [duplicate]

I've gone through all the similar posts to this but can't find something with the same suggestion. I'm noticing a trend where OPs think that upvoting an is answer is marking it as answered. I ...
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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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