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Okay so I want to look at questions from the criteria - my favourite tags, new AND unanswered. This seems like it would be a regular request right why must I sift through all the other stuff when that could be done by some more elegant filter solutions on the site itself? Am I missing something simple where this can be achieved?

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You can do something similar by using hasaccepted:no (for no accepted answer) or answers:0 (for 0 answers)

So you'd do a research like :

([mytag1]or[mytag2])[mytag3] keyword phrase hasaccepted:no

Then sort the results using the "newest" tab in the Result Page.

Newest tab

For more information you can click the "Advanced Search Tips" link that appears in the Search page, just right to the search box.

advance search

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and the query can be bookmarked –  Old Checkmark Jul 26 '13 at 16:15
    
This is definately going in the right direction,thank-you, but wouldn't it be easier if you could change the preferential order its listed in by just clicking on a heading? –  AMAN77 Jul 26 '13 at 16:15
    
@AMAN77 Well the difference is that using answers:0 doesn't change the order but changes the query. The order can be changed on the result page (pressing the 4 tabs relevance, votes, newest, active) –  Hugo Dozois Jul 26 '13 at 16:21
    
This is why I capitalised AND in my opening, so that it would be possible to do both or have more than one priority. Not very hard coding either I mean just pull out all the unanswered questions with the appropriate tags and list them in order of the youngest date ? Anyways yours is the most appropriate answer that helps achieve the goal here so ... its the big green tick for you my friend! –  AMAN77 Aug 6 '13 at 19:15

The simple solution is represented by a great big button at the top of every page:

unanswered tab

"Unanswered" here includes questions with no answers, and questions with no up-voted answers. You get a tag-based filter, a score filter, a date filter, and a filter that excludes even questions with <=0-scoring answers.

For more complicated filtering, use a search such as the one Hugo describes.

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Mine isnt tag based. Unless I choose to ignore every single thing that might not pertain to a question I cant answer. –  AMAN77 Jul 26 '13 at 16:21
    
Did you click on the my tags sub-tab? –  Shog9 Jul 26 '13 at 16:22
    
Yes but they can still be quite dated. –  AMAN77 Aug 6 '13 at 7:02

The default queue shows questions for your tags with the newest questions first. It does not filter out questions with answers, but this is a good thing. Questions with answers often need better answers, or would benefit from your unique perspective and experience.

There is a tendancy to skip questions with answers, perhaps to avoid competition or because of an assumption that the first answer is the right one, but in my opinion, new questions with answers deserve just as much attention as new questions without answers.

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There is absolutely a place for this but shouldnt we be able to choose those filters ourselves? –  AMAN77 Jul 26 '13 at 16:09

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