I saw a user post a question a few days back and saw their question history and noticed they have a low accept rate. It took me a while to realize that 2-3 posts of theirs have been answered by me (along with many others). I wanted to know whether it is (morally?) correct to ask him to accept answers that they like? I would be a little uncomfortable while asking that (especially when I am the one who has answered some of those questions).
Please, don't close the question as a duplicate of this as my question is fairly particular. Though its answer suggests that even the answerer may ask the OP to accept the answers. But, I wanted the question to reach a wider audience.
Can't we have a feature that when a question is asked for the first time by a user, then a small photo should pop up showing how to accept the answers and also warning that the question might be closed for not showing what you've tried, when the user clicks post question. I see that a lot of questions are closed for not providing enough details. It would solve both the problems.
Suppose you post a question for the first time. A screen appears (like the one that appears when you click flag). It tells about downvoting, upvoting and accepting and after clicking "I understood" (maybe?), a fairly simple question (say, "What is 2+2?") is shown as an example and asks the user to accept and upvote. That would also test that the user, actually, was reading the stuff and not just clicking "next" as we (don't tell me I'm the only one) usually do while installing a software.
Maybe the same argument has been put forth earlier too. I am sorry if it is so.