Look at the first question appearing in this photo:


Why does it show the question if it's answered?

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    Does the answer have an upvote? The SE definition of unanswered is "a question with no upvoted answers"
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 23, 2014 at 21:33
  • And if the a question does have an upvoted answer, then it could also be caching. May 23, 2014 at 21:44
  • @ChrisF Oooh, yeah I was trying to find the def but where do I look? Anyway, post that as an answer please so I can accept
    – Cilan
    May 23, 2014 at 21:46

1 Answer 1


The Stack Exchange definition of an unanswered question is one with no upvoted answers.

So if the answer is at score 0 (or less) the question will appear on the unanswered list. Even if it is at +1 if still might appear on the list due to caching.

On the main sites you can get a list of completely unanswered questions using the link:


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