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How do I get attention for my old, unanswered questions?

I asked a java question here: How can I make this method end its recursion and reach a maximum?

But because I left out the last part of it - the actual code that had a problem - I got no actual answers. Then, once I edited it so it contained all needed info, I got no responses because it wasn't new anymore, and people saw that it had a few comments and one answer.

So my question is, once I've fudged up a question, how do I get it answered?

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, Cody Gray, John Saunders, Robert Harvey Mar 6 '12 at 17:13

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Please note that an edit actually bumps the question. – Tom Wijsman Mar 5 '12 at 5:43
I've edited your question to be less focused on the homework and made it slightly shorter by removing obsolete text and/or newlines, that way it addresses your problem a bit better while being a bit shorter in length. If you see a way to make it even shorter without removing details, feel free to apply it. It might however be the case that people think the same as the current answer, which means that your problem might be NP-complete and can't be solved. However, as it is provided by a book and a teacher, it shouldn't. – Tom Wijsman Mar 5 '12 at 5:53
Related blog post: How to get your questions answered? – Tom Wijsman Mar 5 '12 at 5:57
Thank you for taking the time to do that! Hopefully I get an answer or can crack what I'm doing wrong. – Mingling94 Mar 5 '12 at 6:06

You can start a bounty

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