I have from time to time been politely reminded on various SE sites to accept one of the answers I've received to a question I've written.
I ventured to do the same yesterday, on Academia SE, asking an OP if she was ready to accept an answer on a question that was almost three weeks old, had been viewed 27K times, and had collected seven nonzero answers, one with a vote of 263.
I need a better way to politely prompt. I wrote:
It's been a couple of weeks. Have you tried any of the suggestions? Did any of them prove helpful? Are you ready to accept an answer?
This went over badly, with the OP not only not accepting an answer or providing feedback, but also telling me to go easy on the "patronizing." So, my prompt was singularly ineffective.
What's a better way to prompt someone to accept an answer? I need some innocuous phrasing that will not get an OP's back up.