Throughout the Maths questions, we can see many answers which have not been voted as desired or corrected ones yet. Do we need an alert or something on the page notifying the questioners pick the best answer soon? Note me please if this was asked before in any other ways. Thanks.

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    $\begingroup$ If the best answer is not good enough, it is better not to pick any answer. If a user has a low accepted rate, someone will often comment on it. If someone posted hundred questions with lots of answers, but didn't accept any, it's a bad sign. But it doesn't mean that each of these questions shold be considered answered. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 10:26
  • $\begingroup$ You can't force people to accept an answer; this discussion comes up every once and a while on Meta Stack Exchange and it's always denied with the same response. $\endgroup$
    – user24950
    Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ @BryanDunsmore: I see what are you saying. Maybe I didn't note my aim of this question properly. Anyway, Gerry did it well. Thanks. :) $\endgroup$
    – Mikasa
    Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 15:41

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We don't need an alert - but there's nothing wrong with someone leaving a comment politely inquiring as to whether the questioner has had time to consider the answers on offer, whether the questioner would like to ask for some particular point to be further clarified, etc., etc.

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    $\begingroup$ And sometimes a less-polite comment too... $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 14:01
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. The point you noted was what I needed to know Gerry. Thanks for the time. $\endgroup$
    – Mikasa
    Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 15:38

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