I get the impression, perhaps falsely, that some/many users will post a question, then never return.

Is there a widget available that would indicate how 'involved' an OP is in their history of questions, and in the current question?

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I find an individual's reputation to be a quick indicator. If the only rep they have is from the question they just asked, and they aren't responding to any comments, then there's a much higher chance they aren't planning to return.

  • I look at it that way too. Perhaps there could be a mechanism to decrement points if the OP does not reply to a direct question. Sometimes I put a lot into a answer and over the ensuing days get the feeling it's wasted. So I'm moving towards brief answers. If they need more info, it's up to them to ask.
    – mike
    Jul 3, 2013 at 22:53
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    @mike Realize that your answer may also be helping others, not just the OP. I tend to keep answers a little generic for that reason.
    – BMitch Mod
    Jul 3, 2013 at 23:20
  • true, but others can ask for more details too, not just the OP. I'll keep your idea of generality in mind in the future, thanks.
    – mike
    Jul 4, 2013 at 1:21

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