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Roughly half of answered questions have no accepted answer, is this normal?

Unless I screwed up this query somehow, there are a lot of missing check marks here. Is this normal for SE these days? If not, why is the Writing site different? I tried this query on a handful of ...
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How to Encourage (or Make) Questioners Wait to Choose Best Answer

Much too often, a newer questioner will choose a "best answer" within hours (or sometimes minutes) of submitting a question. This is frustrating for many reasons and discourages people from ...
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Downvoting question because OP has accepted an answer too early?

Referencing this comment: Is it justifiable to downvote a question if the OP has accepted an answer right away?
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Is it okay not to accept an answer?

In my recent question I have had seven absolutely fantastic answers. Everyone's contributions to the question were outstanding, and I'm proud to have asked something which could have sparked such ...
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How do I choose the best answer?

I recently asked this question and got six answers that seem pretty reasonable. I didn't have a specific answer in mind and there probably won't be many results from the advice for a while. How do I ...