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How do I get attention for old, unanswered questions?

I am having a problem with access and I noticed that this question ( Access Filter VBA ) is identical to the one I want to ask.

However there is no suitable answer for this question. Should I make another question and reference to the original?

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marked as duplicate by Lix, Manishearth, ChrisF, kiamlaluno, animuson Jun 20 '12 at 2:50

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.

See this faq :-) – Rory Jun 15 '12 at 12:29
I do not have enough rep to post a bounty and the question is not my own to edit. I dont think this really answers my question. – VBwhatnow Jun 15 '12 at 12:35
Anyone can edit any contribution (with peer approval) - you could edit that post to include things you have tried. – Rory Jun 15 '12 at 12:36
I have tried to edit the question as you have advised so hopefully it gets noticed. – VBwhatnow Jun 15 '12 at 12:45
I have added a bounty to the question to bring it attention. – Richard J. Ross III Jun 15 '12 at 12:50
@RichardJ.RossIII Thanks you, I appreciate that. – VBwhatnow Jun 15 '12 at 12:52
I "Improved" (you'll still get the +2 rep) the question in the suggested edit queue to fix a little terminology and link back here so it should find it's way to the front page shortly. – RivieraKid Jun 15 '12 at 12:55
up vote 5 down vote accepted

You have a few options:

  1. This is what the bounty system is for. As I have done with the question you link, you can start a bounty to bring attention to the answer.
  2. If you don't have sufficient reputation, then you could possibly post a link to the question in a related chat room.
  3. If all else fails, and the old question STILL doesn't contain a working answer after all of this, then you can re-ask the question. While it does have the chance of getting closed, you could probably plead to have it re-opened if you need to.
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This is what I expected, I just have to hope the community picks this one up. Accepting Answer – VBwhatnow Jun 15 '12 at 12:55
@VBwhatnow you are welcome, just remember to up-vote the answer that you think works, so that I can give it the bounty. – Richard J. Ross III Jun 15 '12 at 12:56
You can also edit the original question to add extra details if necessary, which also bumps the question – Ben Brocka Jun 15 '12 at 13:07
If you end up re-asking the question, it also helps to acknowledge that there's an existing question and say why that previous question is different or hasn't solved your problem. – Laura Jun 15 '12 at 14:51

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