How do I get attention for my old, unanswered questions?
I ran into a predicament, with StackExchange, a few months ago, and I wish to know if there is a practical solution. Allow me to explain:
A good majority of my questions, mainly on StackOverflow, go unnoticed or without a relevant answer, for some reason (not because they're badly written or anything). So, after a few weeks or more I would delete the question, as it had been pushed down into oblivion (with no chance of an answer) and I could not repost the question if the old one existed.
But, as I found out, if you do this too often then your account gets banned and your IP address gets blacklisted (harsh much?). Apparently, the reason for this is that it is inconsiderate to delete a question which could potentially be useful to future readers, which I understand ...if the question has an accepted answer (which mine never do).
This leaves me in a somewhat difficult situation. Either I never get an answer, or I get banned after a certain amount of time.
Is there a way to bump the question up to the top of the list or to regain interest in your question? And please don't suggest that I gain reputation so I get noticed among the questions - I simply don't have enough experience to solve other people's issues.
(Also, I don't know if this is the appropriate meta site for this question, so my apologies if it is not)