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How do I get attention for old, unanswered questions?

I am having a problem with access and I noticed that this question ( Access Filter VBA ) is identical to the one I want to ask.

However there is no suitable answer for this question. Should I make another question and reference to the original?

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    See this faq :-)
    – Rory
    Jun 15 '12 at 12:29
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    I do not have enough rep to post a bounty and the question is not my own to edit. I dont think this really answers my question.
    – VBwhatnow
    Jun 15 '12 at 12:35
  • Anyone can edit any contribution (with peer approval) - you could edit that post to include things you have tried.
    – Rory
    Jun 15 '12 at 12:36
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    I have tried to edit the question as you have advised so hopefully it gets noticed.
    – VBwhatnow
    Jun 15 '12 at 12:45
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    I have added a bounty to the question to bring it attention. Jun 15 '12 at 12:50
  • @RichardJ.RossIII Thanks you, I appreciate that.
    – VBwhatnow
    Jun 15 '12 at 12:52
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    I "Improved" (you'll still get the +2 rep) the question in the suggested edit queue to fix a little terminology and link back here so it should find it's way to the front page shortly.
    – RivieraKid
    Jun 15 '12 at 12:55
  • You should stop worrying and love dupes.
    – user1228
    Jun 15 '12 at 15:10

You have a few options:

  1. This is what the bounty system is for. As I have done with the question you link, you can start a bounty to bring attention to the answer.
  2. If you don't have sufficient reputation, then you could possibly post a link to the question in a related chat room.
  3. If all else fails, and the old question STILL doesn't contain a working answer after all of this, then you can re-ask the question. While it does have the chance of getting closed, you could probably plead to have it re-opened if you need to.
  • This is what I expected, I just have to hope the community picks this one up. Accepting Answer
    – VBwhatnow
    Jun 15 '12 at 12:55
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    @VBwhatnow you are welcome, just remember to up-vote the answer that you think works, so that I can give it the bounty. Jun 15 '12 at 12:56
  • You can also edit the original question to add extra details if necessary, which also bumps the question
    – Ben Brocka
    Jun 15 '12 at 13:07
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    If you end up re-asking the question, it also helps to acknowledge that there's an existing question and say why that previous question is different or hasn't solved your problem.
    – Laura
    Jun 15 '12 at 14:51

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