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What is "Accept Rate" and why is it important?

What does this notification mean above my questions in my Stack Exchange profile? Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? What do I need to do?
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Closing abandoned questions is harder than it should be.

I've been doing a bunch of digging around to help solve our accept rate problem. It's probably a multifaceted problem so I thought I'd tackle this one for now. According to meta, our policy is to vote ...
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How can we refocus on being a Q+A, not a support forum or bug tracker? [closed]

After doing some investigation on issues brought up doing these questions I've found something that I'm embarrassed that we have let get out of control, see these questions for some background. What ...
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How to improve my accept rate?

On several SE sites, my accept rate is below 90%. The reason isn't that I just neglect to accept the answer that solved the problem, but rather that no answer was really helpful. My concern is that ...
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Is it OK to suggest to a user to increase overall accept rate?

When a user with a very low accept rate posts a new question, is it OK to comment, suggesting that the user accept some answers to other questions to raise their accept rate? I am not suggesting ...
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Why does the accept rate calculation include unanswered questions ?

I am used to asking many questions on Ask Ubuntu, but a few of them remain unanswered. Maybe they are too hard to answer or too technical. But this is not the point. My accept rate is therefore lower ...
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How to have incorrect answers not affect Ask Ubuntu Accept Rate?

I'm not too sure if this question is appropriate for the site or not...if it isn't, please remove it so that it doesn't clog up the website. I always consider an asker's Accept Rate before answering ...
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What to do if a user doesn't accept any answer even when the answer is correct [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it okay to ask a user to accept an answer for his/her question? I have come across some users who have 0% accept rate. They don't accept the answer even when the answer is ...
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