I noticed that on the front page, only 5 questions had accepted answers. I thought this was disturbingly low but then remembered that these are (mostly) new questions, so time may be needed.
Curious I went back to questions 200 - 250 ago and only 11 had accepted answers.
I do understand the thoughts expressed in Can I request for an answer to be accepted if it's correct, but seems to have been forgotten by the asker?
So, should we (as distinct from can we) actively encourage the OP to accept an answer even if it is not our answer? Does having more accepted answers actually make a difference to the site?