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How do I get attention for old, unanswered questions?

Assume you have asked question and during discussion a lot of new details were added and question become more precise and much more answerable. However because question is old people don't pay enough attention on it. If you ask a new question (which is now much more detailed and better organized) and link your previous question people start blame you that you create duplicate question.

So how can I force people to look at my question? The only one option is bounty?

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marked as duplicate by Bart, razlebe, ChrisF, Martijn Pieters, Al E. Aug 15 '12 at 14:16

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.

Editing a question already bumps it. A bounty is the other option. You can never force anyone to look at anything, of course. – Martijn Pieters Aug 15 '12 at 8:46
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You don't need to force anybody to your question. Use positive attraction by:

  • giving it a good descriptive title
  • provide an excelent body, describing the problem, giving just enough information and show your effort. But remove all clutter
  • add the correct tags
  • track your question and answer anything asked in comments (if relevant)
  • edit strategically (puts the question back on top)
  • use a bounty to get more attention to an older post
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