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When I go to the "Unanswered" section of Stackoverflow most of the listed questions are answered. Is this right?

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marked as duplicate by Jon Seigel, Andreas Bonini, Bill the Lizard Apr 28 '10 at 18:28

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I did search and didn't find those. – JVimes Apr 30 '10 at 21:36
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The definition of unanswered, at least on StackOverflow, is:

A question in which no answers have been up voted.

Or, taken directly from the sidebar:

4,529 questions with no upvoted answers.

This means that there might be 50 or so answers to a question, but if none of them were up voted, it is technically an unanswered question.

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Also see the SO blog post OK, Now Define "Answered" – Bill the Lizard Apr 28 '10 at 18:26
    
Ah, I see that now. So confusing at first because it says "4 answers" or "2 answers", etc. right beside each question. A tool-tip for the link would help a ton. – JVimes Apr 28 '10 at 18:26
    
Jeff should definitely stop writing things in that right column. Useful informations, formatting advices... nobody sees them anyway. – Gnoupi Apr 28 '10 at 18:36
    
Ya, I noticed it after the fact. I guess it's not obvious that it's related to the section I'm viewing. I'm sure it's useful for other things though. A tool tip for the section buttons would work very well (I notice lots of nice tool tips elsewhere on the site). – JVimes Apr 30 '10 at 21:35

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