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When I go to the "Unanswered" section of Stackoverflow most of the listed questions are answered. Is this right?

marked as duplicate by Jon Seigel, Thomas Bonini, Bill the Lizard Apr 28 '10 at 18:28

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The definition of unanswered, at least on StackOverflow, is:

A question in which no answers have been up voted.

Or, taken directly from the sidebar:

4,529 questions with no upvoted answers.

This means that there might be 50 or so answers to a question, but if none of them were up voted, it is technically an unanswered question.

  • Also see the SO blog post OK, Now Define "Answered" – Bill the Lizard Apr 28 '10 at 18:26
  • Ah, I see that now. So confusing at first because it says "4 answers" or "2 answers", etc. right beside each question. A tool-tip for the link would help a ton. – Vimes Apr 28 '10 at 18:26
  • Jeff should definitely stop writing things in that right column. Useful informations, formatting advices... nobody sees them anyway. – Gnoupi Apr 28 '10 at 18:36
  • Ya, I noticed it after the fact. I guess it's not obvious that it's related to the section I'm viewing. I'm sure it's useful for other things though. A tool tip for the section buttons would work very well (I notice lots of nice tool tips elsewhere on the site). – Vimes Apr 30 '10 at 21:35

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