Beside commenting and voting are there some other means to signal an answer as definitive when the author did not mark it so?

There are some older questions like this that are useful and actual, and which have a perfect answer that is not set as definitive. It clearly deserves to be marked as such. Is there a level of reputation that allows that?

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You can't force low rep users to accept answers. Voting should take care of it (or asking a similar question after it appears abandoned and requesting a merge so you can accept the other answer). The latter is a little sketchy, but might "solve" the problem. –  hbdgaf Dec 16 '12 at 19:14
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You can't force low rep users to accept answers.

Voting should take care of it (or asking a similar question after it appears abandoned and requesting a merge so you can accept the other answer).

The latter is a little sketchy, but might "solve" the problem.

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Yes, award the definitive answer a bounty. You can go as low as 50 points, and the answer you prefer will have a nice orange '50' next to it.

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nice one! i think i'll use this sometime! –  cipricus Apr 12 '13 at 12:16
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