I've been trying to work up a decent points score on Super User, but it's very difficult. Not necessarily because I can't write answers, but because there seem to be a very high proportion of people who ask questions but either never come back, or who come back to see an answer but don't accept it or upvote it.
Of 28 unaccepted answers in the last six months, 22 are where I'm the only person answering, and a fair number of those have no visible subsequent activity. Worse, others have interaction with the person asking the question but then they just head off into the night.
Is there a mechanism by which returning users are reminded to consider accepting answers to their past questions? (I've not seen one on Unix&Linux, where I tend to hang out more actively, but that doesn't necessarily mean there isn't one here.)
Assuming it's not just me, how do low-scoring users such as myself work up a reasonable score? Maybe it's just a symptom of a high-volume site like this one and I should move on elsewhere?