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Taking the risk of crossposting, I would like to express a main blocker to me for using Stack Overflow (besides that I really think SO is awesome!):

Sorting by unanswered questions also returns questions, which were simply abandoned/not closed/not moderated yet, etc.

I think there must be a way to distinguish that in order to get results of 'really' unanswered questions.

I would love to see a possibility to mark the abandoned items in a way they stay out of the unanswered results.

F.e. allow personal tagging for SO-users and custom creation of result lists (trac-like) would be lovely, than I could create a list 'show all unanswered questions, but not the ones I personal-tagged as crap'.

Can you (the responsible people who can decide about features) let me know, if you are planning something like that or if there are other approaches to get sharper results?

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You'll have to help clean up the list by close-voting/flagging questions that need to be closed, answering questions you can answer and indexing content by quality through voting. If enough of us do this, we can alleviate the problem. –  Asad Dec 28 '12 at 13:22

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The closest thing you'll get to get a list like this, is to sort the Unanswered Questions list by votes..

Remember, any question with even one upvote on an answer will no longer be considered 'unanswered' by the system for the purposes of this list. So if you see an 'abandoned' question with an unupvoted answer, you can upvote that answer to remove it from the list. As your reputation grows, you'll gain access to the tools you need to remove the other ones as you come across them, (closure, deletion, etc.).

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Thank you LPMF, but what, if there is no question worth upvoting? And do you by any chance know, if there are plans for features such as personal tagging? –  Ida Ebkes Dec 10 '12 at 12:59

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