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today I was surfing the site while I caught upto a tab.

https://stackoverflow.com/unanswered

But the questions there are already answered.

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What do actually mean by Unanswered Question?

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None of the answers have upvotes, or have been accepted by the OP.

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  • So answers have to be voted up in case to be counted as an answer for a post. Why is it so?! – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Dec 10 '13 at 18:21
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    Because upvotes (in theory) demonstrate that an answer is useful. – user102937 Dec 10 '13 at 18:22
  • Oh, so only usefull answers are counted?! :) – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Dec 10 '13 at 18:22
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    That's right. Unanswered questions are questions that have no "useful" answers yet. – user102937 Dec 10 '13 at 18:23
  • No, @AfzaalAhmadZeeshan, answers do not need to upvoted; questions with an accepted (possible zero or negatively scored) answer are considered answered as well. – Arjan Dec 10 '13 at 18:28
  • So if I add your answer to his, it would be like any answer that helps a user is considered as an answer otherwise it is just a post! This would be the joint answer then?! @Arjan – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Dec 10 '13 at 18:31
  • Pretty much. Note that I did edit my answer to incorporate his insight. – user102937 Dec 10 '13 at 18:32

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