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


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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" Commented Apr 28, 2010 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
    Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 18:26
  • Jeff should definitely stop writing things in that right column. Useful informations, formatting advices... nobody sees them anyway.
    – Gnoupi
    Commented Apr 28, 2010 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
    Commented Apr 30, 2010 at 21:35

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