This particular bump has successfully served its purpose.
I just looked at the (public) reputation histories of the answerers there to confirm that the answers just got upvoted — before the bump, the two top answers had a score of 0. Only questions with no positive-scoring answers get these bumps.
In general, when you see a question that is bumped, what ...
It seems to me that the problem is that many people asking questions don't stick around long enough to follow up by accepting the answer. Or, they don't like the answer or answers, and they don't feel a sense of obligation to mark the best answer as accepted, perhaps because lots of questions here don't have accepted answers.
In other words, this problem ...
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Over on DBA.SE where I am a 8k rep user, we have similar issues. There have been Meta Q&A’s regarding enforcing answers and the likes.
It will work out in the end.
Enforcing acceptance of answers could back-fire for non-...
Kevin suggested that we look at the problem as:
"not enough following up" rather than "not enough accepts"?
That's an interesting thought. Maybe we should develop a habit of ending answers with
Hope that helped. In any case, please don't forget to tell us how it went!
(this is just one of many possible approaches to the accept problem. ...