I frequently see character identification requests, like this one:
that have no actual answer — as defined in Stack Exchange — but are answered indirectly either in comments or by modifying the title.
There's not an enormous amount of them, though relatively to the overall traffic of this site it's probably still an appreciable amount.
A couple simple searches
So I think it kinda reveals an awkwardness with respect to these questions, as they are answered but not "officially". I mean, either these are on-topic, and deserve an actual answer, no matter how trivial it might seem1, or are not on-topic, and therefore should be closed.
The current situation has the undesired side effect that these questions linger in the "Unanswered" section.
Open for discussion.
1: btw, the asker will never believe that the answer was trivial. only subject-matter experts will