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"Unanswered" to be honest is "the answer(s) given are not upvoted by the community".
But I wanted to figure out the number of questions without any answer. is it possible? how?
Searching for "answers:0" lists the Q's without any A's but shows not the number how many there are.

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Actually, "unanswered" is exactly a question with no upvoted answers. It doesn't depend only on the person who asked, but also on the community who checked the question. –  Gnoupi Jun 24 '10 at 8:46
    
thanks Gnoupi, I edited it –  OlimilOops Jun 24 '10 at 9:15

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

May be work-around by

  • searching answers:0
  • (page count-1) x page size + last_page_questions_count

There is 1051 pages and last page has 24 questions now (and I set 50 questions per page), so

  • 50 * 1050 + 24 => 52524

Or

You might want to do feature-request for matched items count for search results too.

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Check out stackoverflow.com/search for more advanced search tips. –  ChrisF Jun 24 '10 at 10:00

Formulated a query at Data Explorer

create table #unanswered (Id int primary key)

insert #unanswered 
select q.Id  from Posts q
where (select count(*) from Posts a where a.ParentId = q.Id) = 0
and CommunityOwnedDate is null and ClosedDate is null and q.ParentId is null 
and AcceptedAnswerId is null​

The result:

(40547 row(s) affected)

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This uses the site definition of unanswerd - i.e. questions with no upvoted answers. The OP want questions with no (zero) answers at all. –  ChrisF Jun 24 '10 at 10:00
    
@chrisF: edited. –  Lazer Jun 24 '10 at 13:31
    
+1 ... didn't know what it is at first ... it's cool thanks –  OlimilOops Jun 28 '10 at 6:23

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