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I would like to find the oldest questions that remain unanswered in my areas of expertise.

In the "Unanswered" tab, it seems to me like the most logical sort order for questions is oldest-first.

I think it should at least be an option.

In addition, if this list were filterable by my "interesting" tags, I think I could be quite a bit more effective at finding and answering questions.

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Please feel free to click the little checkmark to "accept" this answer, if it was satisfactory for you. –  Ether Nov 5 '09 at 17:35

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You can search for questions with no answers with the search tag answers:0. So to search for unanswered question in your favourite tag asp.net-mvc, enter [asp.net-mvc] answers:0, i.e.: http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=[asp.net-mvc]+answers%3A0.

Unfortunately it is not possible to search for all your favourite tags at once other than by manually constructing a gigantic url (e.g. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/asp.net-mvc%20or%20sql-server). This works for the "unanswered" category as well, e.g http://stackoverflow.com/questions/unanswered/asp.net-mvc%20or%20sql-server.

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+1: Awesome. However, I still think that Oldest should be the default sort order. –  John Gietzen Nov 4 '09 at 23:39
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I believe the default order is whatever you used last time, so if you prefer to sort by oldest you can do so and it will be remembered. –  Ether Nov 5 '09 at 0:03
    
I don't think I can sord by oldest. My options are "Relevance", "Newest", and etc... –  John Gietzen Nov 6 '09 at 0:58
    
Yeah you're right... you'd have to scroll to the bottom of the page, except for questions that have more than one page of answers, and one has to click through to the final page (which is annoying). You might want to post this separately as a feature request? –  Ether Nov 6 '09 at 1:19

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