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Is it okay to never accept any answer?

No, it's not OK to post 72 questions, get useful answers, and not accept any of them. I would hope some moderator would take this user aside and explain a few things about how this site works best.
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People who do not accept answers; suggestion for dealing with this.

Various proposals around acceptances are floated on various metas all the time: allowing moderators to mark as accepted, allowing other users to mark as accepted, and now more or less forcing the ...
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Acceptability of asking a user (with a "low accept rate") to accept an answer

In the past, the SE network has had issues with some people excessively bugging others about what they perceived as an insufficient accept rate. (Those links are all from just a single quick search ...
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Is it okay to never accept any answer?

It is okay to not accept any answers if they haven't really clarified what you were trying to solve. You're under no obligation to give people participation points. If the answers lead you to ...
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Is it okay to never accept any answer?

Regardless of the gratitude argument, accepting answers makes the sites questions easier to sift through. When there are questions that don't have accepted answers, people are more inclined to use ...
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People who do not accept answers; suggestion for dealing with this.

People accept answers as a kind of "thank you." Its a way of giving 15 points to show your appreciation. The problem is, until you have an accepted answer or you've read the FAQ, you don't know there'...
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Is it okay to never accept any answer?

I think this question can be interpreted in two ways. One is Is it morally acceptable/ethical/polite/whatever to rarely accept answers? The other is ...
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People who do not accept answers; suggestion for dealing with this.

Suppose someone has asked twenty questions, but has accepted no answer on any of them. Is there not a strong case for preventing this person from asking any more questions?... What are your thoughts ...
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Is it okay to never accept any answer?

Seventy-two questions without any accepted answers? Guess I'm not answering any of your questions.... Being serious, accepting answers shows gratitude for the answerer that helped the person asking ...
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User very rarely marks an answer as the accepted one

I do not believe we can make that sort of software change. Compare this on the main StackExchange meta: Let's stop displaying a user's accept rate - they seem to not care about accept rates. ...
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Accepted answers rate low - actions?

I'm not sure if that's already included in your statistics, but there are a lot of relatively easy questions that have an answer which is stated as a comment. This will be ok for the one who asks the ...
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Is it okay to never accept any answer?

No, it's not okay, except under very special circumstances. These are the special circumstances I can think of, in rough order of likelihood: You ask a lot of questions but get no answers at all to ...
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