I am under the impression that too many questions don't have accepted answers, even though a lot of them do have answers (even more than one). I see this practice negatively for two reasons:
- Why answer questions if users don't bother to ackownledge that they read and selected an answer?
- It gives the impression that this website is just a free translation service where people can come and write a word or phrase, have it translated and then forget about the whole philosophy of the StackExchange community (giving feedback, commenting, accepting answers, etc.).
For example, here is a decent question (by the number of upvotes) with a decent answer (again, by the number of upvotes), but the answer has not been accepted so far (at the time of posting this). Is this because the person who asked the question does not consider it correct, or "good enough"? If that was the case, then that user should comment, asking for more details, alternatives, etc.
Obviously, that's not the only question with this situation. I just wanted to use it as an example.
What is your take on this? I think that having more accepted questions would show that the website is actually serving its purpose, which might be encouraging for new users trying to see a difference between this and a dictionary.