and ruining their 'unanswered post' status. I do not do that by the way, I just leave it for someone else, but I do wish there was a way for people to indicate that they've read the question and don't know the answer, but endorse it as a valid question and not some vague/already answered/spammy post.'Yeah, I would love to know that too. Good luck!'
I find it frustrating when I post a question and have 138 people read it and no one posts an answer, but I'd feel better if half a dozen of those people clicked an 'I'd like to know the answer to that one too' button.
I'm afraid I don't have suggestions for implementing this, as I know that the joomla forum uses phpbb which I'm not really familiar with, and don't know how customisable it is. So this one is a bit of a pipe dream really.