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

I posted a question on Stack Exchange but I did not get answer even after a day. What am I supposed to do? Do I need to repost the question? Or shall I post new question by linking to the old question?

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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Cody Gray, Matt, Mat, jonsca May 17 '12 at 10:04

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Don't repost (never repost). Wait another day, and then set a bounty on the question. –  Yannis May 17 '12 at 9:58
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I've seen people do this, and I've always wondered why they think this might be appropriate? If you send someone an email and they don't answer right away, do you keep re-sending it until they answer it? What about a text message? –  Cody Gray May 17 '12 at 9:58
    
@Yannis Rizos I'm not trying to defend reposting a question, but not everyone has the reputation to set a bounty (this user hasn't). –  Niek May 17 '12 at 10:43
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@NiekdeKlein Well, he's very close though. But even if he was at 1 rep, reposting is bad. –  Yannis May 17 '12 at 10:56

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Don't repost...ever! A day is not a very long time to pass. You might instead want to have a good look at your question. Is it clearly phrased? Can it be answered with the information there? Etc. Added bonus is that, should you update/improve it, it will be bumped up again.

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ok i will wait. But question is fully informative . I got upvote for it. but did not get the answer I will try update it. –  thej May 17 '12 at 10:00
    
Surely you're not talking about this question that you asked 5 hours ago, right? But it's your only recent question that's received an upvote, so you must be. –  Cody Gray May 17 '12 at 10:01
    
ok I will wait till i get answer –  thej May 17 '12 at 10:02
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If @TheEstablishment linked to the question you're talking about then 1. Be patient 2. There are surely things you can do to improve it. –  Bart May 17 '12 at 10:04
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I don't even guarantee responses to text messages within 5 hours. Surely questions you post to an online Q&A site should at least get 24-48 hours before you start to get worried or agitated. Sometimes people sleep, you know. Even experts. –  Cody Gray May 17 '12 at 10:09

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