The new navigation page is currently showing [closed], [duplicated] and [on hold] questions at the need answer tab. My suggestion is to hide them since they can't be answered.

Sorting by "votes" at SO, we see tons of [duplicated] questions filling almost the entire first page. This way is harder to find good questions (= high upvoted) to answer.


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    It's not that they are just duplicate, but they also appear to be merged. I didn't dig deep to see if there are unmerged but duplicate questions or not, though. IMO, closed questions of any kind should not show up under "need answer" since they can't be answered. May 21, 2015 at 23:22

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This is done and will be released in the next deployment.

The "popular" lists will not show any closed questions.

  • What should I expect? Does this only affect merged questions? Closed as duplicate of? All closed questions? May 26, 2015 at 16:47
  • @Sklivvz, sorry, but I believe that this question is not [status-completed]. You've hide duplicates from the "popular" tab, but we've asked to hide from the "need answer" tab. Shouldn't this question receive [status-planned]?
    – Zanon
    Jun 10, 2015 at 9:08
  • @Sklivvz, thank you! New-nav version 2 implemented the same for the "need answer" tab. Now the question is [status-complete].
    – Zanon
    Jun 24, 2015 at 15:05

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