I want to find all my answers to questions that don't have accepted answers. How do I do that?

Search inside my own answers gets part of the way to what I need - until the query tries to focus on questions without accepted answers, that is.

A search for user:me is:answer hasaccepted:no shows my own questions, it doesn't stay confined to my answers. (That's got to be a bug, right?)

A search for user:me is:answer isaccepted:no returns a list of my answers (good) that weren't accepted (still ok), but includes answers from questions that do have some other accepted answer (boo!).

  • 2
    Yes, definitely a bug.
    – user206222
    May 2, 2013 at 17:56
  • @Mogsdad, I agree this would be useful, especially for people who do a lot of cleanup answering neglected questions (for which I proposed a gold badge: meta.stackexchange.com/a/254753/248268 ): often they are by newbie askers etc. and some poking is needed.
    – Nemo
    May 8, 2015 at 7:12

1 Answer 1


I wouldn't say this was a bug, exactly. user:me is:answer hasaccepted:no is self-contradictory. A post can't both be an answer and have an answer (From the DB perspective, at least).

It might be nice if the search page gave you a warning, rather than just returning results that you don't want. But, accounting for all the possible contradictory search terms could be a low value-to-cost task.

user:me is:answer isaccepted:no works as it should.

What you want is more complex, and requires searching questions for one set of criteria while searching answers for a different criteria. For example, this would require two passes through the API.

To get this feature, you should make a Feature Request. Except that there already seems to be one: "Identify answers which might yet get accepted". You could support/upvote that post, too.

For immediate satisfaction, you can use the Data Explorer (SEDE). Just beware that the data is not live and can be up to a month old.

You can use my "My answers to questions that have no accepted answer" query until such time as this feature is rolled into the search page.

For example, SEDE currently shows that you have 59 answers to questions with no accepted answer.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .