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Suppose a user just visits this site once just for the sake of posing a question, and never visits the site again then will the answer never be accepted? What to do with such unaccepted answers.

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    $\begingroup$ Nothing?....... $\endgroup$ – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Feb 10 '11 at 5:48
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    $\begingroup$ This annoys me too. Some posters seem to think that an upvote is sufficient to accept an answer. Others just add a thank-you comment. How can we motivate/educate people to accept answers? Questions with unaccepted answers leave the bad impression that no answer was correct or truly informative. $\endgroup$ – lhf Feb 28 '11 at 12:33
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps users with enough reputation should be allowed to mark a particular question as being answered after a certain period (2 weeks?) of inactivity. $\endgroup$ – RghtHndSd Aug 25 '13 at 21:53
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The information will still be there for any other internet travellers to benefit from -- assuming the question is on topic and considered interesting to the community enough to answer.

It will also permanently be a part of our creative commons data dumps, so it can be used and remixed (with proper attribution) by the wider internet as well.

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Unfortunately, the robot keeps bringing them back. I would like to see that stop, either entirely or after one or two tries. Maybe add a vote to close type thing that doesn't close the question, just stops it from coming back.

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    $\begingroup$ The bot only bumps questions that have no upvoted answers. So once someone posts an answer and it gets voted up, the question will stop coming back. $\endgroup$ – user856 Feb 12 '11 at 5:32
  • $\begingroup$ Sounds reasonable. So if we don't see a reasonable answer we should vote to close as not a question or something. Or just randomly upvote an answer $\endgroup$ – Ross Millikan Feb 12 '11 at 5:34
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    $\begingroup$ Or let the question keep coming backā€”if it's a worthwhile question and has not generated an upvotable answer, it deserves occasional re-exposure, as there should be a continual stream of new users to see it for the first time. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Feb 12 '11 at 7:09

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