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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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What to do with thousand of questions never checked as valid but with the correct answers? [duplicate]

Like lots of stackoverflow members, I'm trying my best to answer community questions, because I really believe in that kind of help. Every time I ask for help, I spend a lot of time to ask clear ...
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Shouldn't a reputation points-less newbie at least be able to upvote a good answer to his/her own questions?

I'm new to Stack Overflow and haven't any reputation points. I just got my first question answered, and I tried to upvote the answer, but I get a popup that says I don't have enough reputation ...
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4answers
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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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Feature Request: “WAKE UP and accept my answer please”

Sometimes you give an answer to a question where: You know it is the right answer You know it resolves OP's problems There's no answer "better" than yours You have spent time and effort on it Other ...
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6answers
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Should we respond to questions asked by users with 0% accept rates?

There are many users with 0% or very low accept rates. Sometimes, when we inform them that their accept rates are low, they don't improve, even when there are perfect answers available! Accepting an ...
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5answers
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Is it bad form to prompt new questioners to formally accept your answer?

Every so often I see questions with good or even clearly correct answers that go unaccepted because the questioner is a new user who hasn't quite grokked the mechanics of the site. They'll leave a ...
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2answers
681 views

Remind new users to choose some answers?

I've seen some new users lately with very low rep that are asking away and not selecting answers. This hurts them and others. It hurts them because they don't gain the rep of having selected an answer,...
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4answers
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Why doesn't accepting an answer count as an upvote? [duplicate]

When you accept an answer, it seems you should also (by etiquette?) upvote the answer. Why doesn't the checkmark count as an automatic upvote?
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2answers
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Dealing with novice users who fail to choose a best answer?

Newbies often forget that they should pick a best-answer(or even upvote). May we remind them? i.e, for someone with under 100 reputation there could be a ribbon/pop-up that suggests they vote up, or ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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Post alert to users who have not accepted answers in StackOverFlow

I know this has been asked before, but can we suggest a new approach to handling this problem. For example making new users accept an answer to the very first question they ask so they get the picture ...
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3answers
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Correcting askers who do not follow up

When I ask a question I always follow up with the answers that are arriving. I upvote good answers and I give feedback to answers which did not help me. I downvote answers missing the point. I always ...
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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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3answers
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Guiding new users?

I provided one of two answers to a question of a new user. A day later, the user had written a "Thanks!" comment to both answers, and accepted the other answer. From there, I ended up in a meta-...

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