Related to Meta Super User efforts:
and Meta Server Fault efforts:
We already auto-remove negatively voted unanswered old questions automatically after 30 days, network wide, with no human intervention required.
I was thinking we might extend that to remove old, unanswered zero score questions... based on the following criteria:
- fewer than (question age in days * 1.5) views
- 0 score or lower, or 1 score or lower if the original author is deleted
- no answers
- 1 comment or fewer
- asked more than 1 year ago (thus based on creation date, not last activity date, so Community poking a question, or a user editing it, does not give a doomed question 365 more days of zombie "life")
See the results of this query on:
This query has been refined based on the comments, and this is the final version that will roll out tonight. Every site in the network (except metas) will automatically delete old questions that meet this criteria from this point forward.