The percentage of accepted answers on MY is currently 34.4% (you can check the latest for yourself by entering
is:question in the search box of the main site and dividing those numbers). This puts MY in place 125 out of 136 or bottom 8% across all MY sites (see this SE DataExplorer query).
Leaving aside the valid reasons why a Judaism site might have a lower percentage of accepted answers, I wonder if we should encourage users to accept answers a few days after asking questions? I don't see people doing this today, maybe because they feel self-conscious about asking on questions they answered (DoubleAA asked exactly this a few years ago).
This could become a "MY norm" the same way we have an excellent one for welcoming new users which many of us use. It would have the benefits of
- giving positive feedback and the associated point credit to the responder
- hopefully encouraging responders to write more in the future
- avoiding that the Community user bumps to the homepage questions with valid answers
I am thinking of a text like
If you are happy that one of the answers below successfully responded to your question, please think of accepting it. This encourages more answers and will give positive feedback to the responder.
If the community likes the idea, I am sure we can do much better with the proposed standard text.