It seems to me, that the amount of people that are accepting answers is quite low. To some of you, this may not seem like a big deal. But for a newer user like me, that 15 points for an accept could really help. It also shows that the question is done, which effectively cleans up the site and lets the community know which answer the question asker found most useful.
For example, in this question I answered in comments, the asker said it helped a lot, then I moved the comment to answer form with more info, and the asker has yet to accept it.
I understand that the question asker may accept a different answer, or not accept any answers at all because they feel that none of the current answers have answered their question - but, looking through the archives of questions, a lot of questions have yet to be accepted. Most likely a big bulk of that is from new users and users who do not grasp how to accept answers.
I also see this question, which is similar to mine. But, I was wondering if we could open the discussion up for a broader look at this.
Note: I am not asking for reasons why my answers were not accepted, I am simply wondering what I personally could do, and how the Writing community could address this overall issue of so many questions that have good answers, but just have not accepted any of them.
(see this discussion for more context)