There are a many questions that has been answered, and many of them has not been marked as "the" answer. Seems like a lot of users are just asking but does not bother to mark them.

It can become a bit annoying for users who answers a lot, since they do not get their points, and the posts remains as unanswered.

Can for example admins mark them?

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StackExchange considers questions as answered when they have an answer with an upvote. So if you feel that the answer is a good one just upvote it and the question is counted as answered.

Furthermore a user can accept an answer:

Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and final statement indicating that the question has now been answered perfectly. It simply means that the author received an answer that worked for him or her personally, …

So accepting an answer is a personal thing to a user. I don't think that an administrator should make this choice.

  • I see, and i agree with you. Thanks for the clarification.
    – IAmNoone
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 9:40
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    Agreed — this is a common misconception on the SE network. Instead of looking for the green check, look for questions with lots of answers!
    – user5
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 16:01

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