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How to get attention for your old, unanswered questions

I noticed that new posted questions get attention very quickly. If I take some time to read the replies and try myself, new questions often arise. When I edit my original post to add my new questions, I find the updated post is very hard to get attention again, like in this question.

How should I deal with it? The best way I can think of is to open a new post with my new questions, and if necessary there will be a link to my old post.

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marked as duplicate by Ether, George Stocker, Greg Hewgill, Ladybug Killer, John Rudy Dec 31 '09 at 21:35

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.

Jump up and down, waving your hands overhead. – John Dibling Dec 31 '09 at 21:10
this is a dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7046/… – Ether Dec 31 '09 at 21:13

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Rather than just updating your post, make sure you post a comment to that effect on the existing answers. Since people are notified of comments to their answers, this will often bring them back to have another look.

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Thank you Eric. It is a good idea. Then how to attract people that haven't replied yet? – Tim Dec 31 '09 at 21:17
@Tim - That's more difficult unfortunately, but editing the question and adding the comments should move it up the "active" list a bit which should draw a bit more attention. – Eric Petroelje Dec 31 '09 at 21:21
Would it be all right if I post my new questions in a new post? Will this be regarded as duplicated and therefore the post get closed? – Tim Dec 31 '09 at 21:27
Yes, don't re-ask existing questions. – mmyers Dec 31 '09 at 21:45
You can ask follow up questions in a new question. Just don't post the exact same question twice. – Georg Schölly Dec 31 '09 at 22:00

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