This is my first time participating in a public beta, so I apologize if this question has an obvious answer or if the behavior I mention is the norm.
What I seem to be noticing, as I page through our current questions on ELL, is that we have a good amount of questions, a lot of answers, a lot of votes... But very few accepted answers. Just looking at the most recent 5 pages of questions, I'd say definitely less than 50% of questions have accepted answers. The questions have answers, and votes, but not accepts.
Now, assuming this is not the norm for a public beta (I don't have any past experience to confirm or deny that, but it certainly seems odd to me), is there anything we can do to change this? Voting is a great way to draw attention to good answers, and certainly the accepted answer is not always the best (or even correct). But still, accepted answers are an integral part of SE, and I would expect more of them at this point.
So, thoughts? Am I making a mountain out of a molehill or is this actually a problem, and what can we do about it?