I do not remember why, but when we started the site we offered askers a 3 week grace period to choose their winners. However, at this point, 3 weeks strikes me as excessive. There are currently 8 questions in that limbo, the 3 weeks, waiting for the askers to choose a winner.
The way it has worked in the past is that if the askers do not pick a winner in 3 weeks, then either Darren or I pick a winner, unless we feel the question was never answered, in which case we offer a refund.
However, I am now thinking that the grace period should be shortened to 1 week. Any thoughts?
For those of you starting your own sites, using our software, I hope to make this a variable that you can set to whatever you think best.