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I asked a question on SO today, like I have many times in the past. However, today's question was different in that it does not show up in the unanswered section when filtering by tag.

This is the question

This is where I would expect it to show up

Can anyone clue me in as to why it wouldn't be showing up?

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You have an upvoted answer on your question. Note the text on the right side of the unanswered-questions-page:

1,173 questions with no upvoted answers tagged with python

I admit, I sat here scratching my head for a moment too :) Even tried a more unique tag "nonblocking," which had 7 results, none of which was your question. Turns out, having even 1 upvoted answer removes you from the "unanswered" page.

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+1 Ah Ha! I thought they had to have an accepted answer. Oh well, hopefully someone will still come along and find me :) –  sberry2A Mar 19 '10 at 5:15
@sberry2A: It used to confuse me too, since technically there are answers. But as @dmckee pointed out, there is a blog post explaining the reasoning behind this: blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/09/ok-now-define-answered –  Jonathan Sampson Mar 19 '10 at 5:16

"Unanswered" means having no upvoted answers. That question has upvoted answers ergo it does not appear in the Unanswered list.

There is a blog post on the matter around here somewhere...

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+1 For quick blog-referencing! –  Jonathan Sampson Mar 19 '10 at 5:17

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