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Very frequently, the questions in the Unanswered Questions section have in fact been answered--either in the comments or via editing of the OP--but there are no answers posted to the question.

  • I know I can tell the OP to answer/accept an answer, but other than that is there anything else I can do?
  • I could also vote to close it, but often times the questions/answers are quite legitimate.

What are my other options to remove these questions from the unanswered tab?

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

For answers in comments:

You're welcome, if the commenter doesn't respond, to post the answer yourself. You can give credit to the commenter in the answer.

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I think it's standard practice to use "Community Wiki" in this situation if you have enough rep. – agf Sep 15 '11 at 1:08
Some will do that, but I wouldn't call it standard practice. As far as I'm concerned, if you go to the work to make it happen, you deserve a little rep. – Lance Roberts Sep 15 '11 at 1:30
Well, this isn't really an answer to make me happy, but it's probably the best I'll get. – Jacob Eggers Feb 29 '12 at 21:33

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