I was looking at some of my answers on ELL, and I feel that I'm experiencing a slightly worrying trend in that, there doesn't seem to be enough sustained interest from the OP to answers on his/her question. Take the following examples:
In the above examples, the OP poses a question, and has people respond to it. However, there is no longer any input from the OP thereafter, they seem to have just disappeared; no upvotes/downvotes, no accepted answer, and no comments voicing their thoughts on the provided responses. As a result, the person answering the question has no idea whether the OP is satisfied with their answer or not. This likely also has an effect on future visitors to the question; uncertainty could arise as to the validity of the responses. What is more, it's discouraging to those providing answers, as there seems to be no reward for their labour. What do you think can be done about this?
Please be assured that I'm not using my answers as an example because I feel that they are fantastic answers worthy of many upvotes; I'm simply using them as worthy examples.