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Is it desirable to have the community award “acceptance” to answers on abandoned questions?

There are many questions like this one: Identifying a story about a girl named Sarah who finds out she is a robot The pattern is the same: User (usually new one) asks a question. Often, it's ...
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Possibly incorrect answer accepted by OP

I have seen some questions where OP had accepted an answer due to activeness of certain users rather than other answers which address the question more accurately or have been answered correctly later....
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What to do when a question has been answered but the asker forgot to “accept it”?

Why did Dumbledore tell Harry there were 6 Horcruxes when he already knew Harry was a horcrux? DVK's answer is correct. The asker even commented thanking DVK. We all know it is the answer. But the ...
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What is a good time to wait before accepting an answer?

I've got a question out which has an answer I am willing to accept but which is along the lines of "I don't know for sure, this may be it...". I don't want to accept it too early in case someone else ...
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Why even accept an answer on Meta?

Why even bother marking a post accepted on meta? It does not seem to contribute to anything, so why even bother?
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What should I do with a question on a book whose answer I find by “reading with more attention”?

I have been re-reading the LotR and, it being a masterpiece and a huge work at the same time, I felt the need to ask for clarification about a rather specific issue. I got a good answer and accepted ...
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Is it okay to not select an answer as correct?

There are a couple questions that I've asked that I don't really think have been answered correctly, or I don't really agree with the answer. Is it ok that they go without me selecting one of them as ...
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What should happen when a new answer is more accurate than the existing acctepted answer

In reference to this question about a possible film adaptation of a book; what should happen when a new response turns out to be more accurate than the original accepted answer? I can think of a few ...