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Questions tagged [unanswered-questions]

Unanswered questions are those questions which have no up-voted or accepted answers.

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Question asked by same person (and answered) on different site - how should it be answered

At this question (and a number of others with similar tags), a SE question has been answered elsewhere on a domain-specific non-SE Q&A site. Indeed, the same user acknowledges posting both places ...
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Why are old (and abandoned) questions getting bumped to home page?

I'm a big fan of WordPress, - and want to help the community by answering questions on the dedicated Stack Exchange. However, - I can see that 'Community' has started to bump old questions to the ...
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The list of questions you are sent to when you can't answer protected questions should not contain protected questions

If you try to answer a protected question without having the required reputation you get the following message: The link in the words "unanswered questions" takes you to the site's list of unanswered ...
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Can a low rep user ask a moderator to set a bounty for a question?

I have a question with no answers on Stack Overflow. Can I flag the question and ask a moderator to set a bounty on it, because I don't have enough reputation to start a bounty on my own?
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How to sort “no answers” questions list by “newest”?

How can I search with the "newest" and "no answers" options simultaneously? For example, when going "No Answers" tab, I don't see a way to sort by "Newest":
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How can I find people who have asked a large number of high quality unanswered questions on UXSE?

I am looking to try and reduce the number of unanswered questions on the UXSE site by identifying high quality questions that hasn't been addressed probably because it is either difficult to answer or ...
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Unanswered questions by tag without my answer

How can I get unanswered (unaccepted) questions by tag that are not answered by me on Stack Overflow? I want to answer users who did not get a satisfying answer. But every time I open the unanswered ...
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Add a separate tab for “on hold” questions

Normally I wait in the Newest tab and watch new questions stream in for me to potentially answer. However, especially in Code Review SE, the first page can be filled with questions that are [on hold] ...
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How can I find the number of total questions and unanswered questions, for each month, for the 10 most popular tags on Cross Validated

I'd like to write a query in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer for the Cross Validated site, which returns me the Question and Answers on Cross Validated by month and by tag, for the 10 tags which ...
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Why do people vote down answers that I have posted but are an answer in the comments?

I once saw a really good answer in the comments, but the question was unanswered and I (please don't say I'm a plagiariser) took that answer in the comments and made it into an answer and reworded it ...
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Answered vs Unanswered results inconsistent when searching for tags

When I search for a set of tags (e.g. jsonschema and .net), answered and unanswered treat the query differently. Answered seems to return questions that have BOTH tags. Unanswered seems to return ...
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Does the “unanswered” category work? [duplicate]

There are often questions marked as "unanswered" that have already many answers. Does this feature not work, or do "answered" questions have to have an accepted answer?
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Should you delete your own off-topic, answerless questions?

I unfortunately asked a very off-topic question here yesterday. I requested to move it to the appropriate meta site by flagging for moderator attention, but got no response. Eventually the question ...
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Getting answer for unanswered (already asked by someone else) question on Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

What should I do, if I have some issues and when searching on a Stack Exchange site, I found that the same question is already asked by someone else, but yet not answered (or answered but that's not ...
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Old unanswered upvoted questions remaining that way potentially forever?

For questions which are old and unanswered and with a score less than zero, the Roomba may provide automated deletion. For questions which are sometimes many years old and unanswered and sometimes ...
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What mechanisms encourage answering long-unanswered, upvoted questions?

This is not a complaint or suggestion, it's an informative question. What automated mechanisms does Stack Exchange have in place to encourage the community to answer questions which have a positive ...
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What if you get an answer to an old unanswered question, and you cannot anymore “judge” if it's “acceptable”?

I've asked a question "ages" ago (in April 2011). It now received an answer for the first time. Unfortunately, I cannot judge anymore if the answer is any good, since I haven't used that language/API ...
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Ethics of repeating/bumping previously asked question [duplicate]

TLDR: OK to repeat someone else's old, unanswered question if (as a creditless newbie) I can't vote it up or comment or otherwise help bring it to attention? Details: I encountered an issue and ...
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Add the ability to search for my unanswered questions across all sites [duplicate]

I know how to search for my unanswered questions in a given site: user:me hasaccepted:no But I would like to do this across all sites. How can this be done, if it's possible? If not, then could ...
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As a new user without much rep, what should I do if someone else has already asked a question I have, but it has no answers?

Suppose you had a question, and you really want a good answer that would solve your problem, but noticed it was already asked by someone else. However, no one has posted any answers. The question is ...
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Stack Overflow tag 'info' column has wrong styling of the “unanswered” tag

Recently I've noticed a small design oversight while visiting the PHP tag's info page. When on this page the unanswered button shows as a tab, while on all other pages this shows as a button. Pages ...
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Flagging (or marking) questions for your own purposes

I want to start offering bounties on a stack that I no longer visit regularly. It has been suggested that I go through unanswered questions looking for good questions that I find interesting and are, ...
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Does posting questions on weekends reduce the chance of getting an answer? [duplicate]

Or point me to some statistics page that could help me answer my own question. Does posting questions on weekends reduce the chance of getting an answer? It obviously doesn't count if the answers are ...
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Advanced search expression to find questions with answer(s) when no answer has net upvotes?

Without using the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, and using only the search bar, is it possible to select just those questions which have: one or more answers; and no answer on that question has net ...
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What if my question is not answered nether commented and I do not have enough reputation to start a bounty? [duplicate]

Suppose I asked some question, that got enough (28-30) views to get an answer or at least a comment. But neither a comment nor any answer is posted. So I should start a bounty so that it gets people'...
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How to resurface questions that weren't answered [duplicate]

I'm sure that someone has brought this up before, but I can't find it. On some stack exchange sites, particularly smaller ones, not all questions get answered straight away. This means that a question ...
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Queries on “Answer Ratio” towards the site graduation

Let, "Answer Ratio" = AR Answers are deleted due to lack of sources & low quality. Are those counted in the AR, which has to be minimum 2.5 as per the area 51? Do votes to existing answers matter,...
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Searching unanswered questions with certain tags not working?

If I do a search like this: answers:0 [java] -[android] by typing it into the search box, I get expected results, like below: However, if I first do a search using the tags [java] -[android], and ...
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If the answer has 12 score, why is the question “unanswered”?

I was browsing page 694 or so of unanswered questions, sorted by votes and I saw the question "Spam. Lots and lots of spam": But why is it considered unanswered? Note that: It has one answer ...
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Answered question displays as unanswered in Android app [duplicate]

The UX question has two answers already, yet it's still unanswered.
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How to get unanswered questions by tag on Stack Overflow app [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to just get unanswered questions by a tag in the Stack Overflow app. Is it possible right now? If not can anyone give an ETA on when this is coming out?
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How to sort unanswered questions by date?

I saw the answer to this question, but no where mentioned about sorting by date which I am asking in this question. How to sort unanswered questions by date?
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Searching for unanswered questions with more than one tag yields wrong results [duplicate]

I'm trying to find unanswered questions with both kotlin and gradle tags like this: https://stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/kotlin+gradle It shows many questions without kotlin tag which is ...
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Internal process of handling unanswered questions in different Stack Exchange sites

I looked at Parenting Stack Exchange and Math Stack Exchange's unanswered page, and one thing that stood out to me is that Parenting SE had only 7 questions, all within the past 2 weeks, but Math SE ...
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Is it a bad practice to make assumptions in order to answer a question?

There are always going to be those low quality questions that have a few gaps in the question and are quite often down-voted for this reason. A few times I have tried to understand these poor (often ...
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Unanswered Question Share Banner Bug [duplicate]

In unanswered questions across the StackExchange network, there is an ability to share the question via numerous social media outlets. The banner that says this is missing a few things. Here is a ...
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System filter search by tag drops unanswered criterion

I have reported this bug in several parts of the network both in Spanish and English. With the new top nav of English SO this bug is more or less disguised, but it is more present in parts of the ...
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Can't search unanswered questions with multiple tags

I've searched for this specific answer with no luck. I want to be able to filter unanswered questions with [tag1] AND [tag2], but it doesn't seem to work for unanswered. When I use a link like this: ...
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What happens to reputation used for a bounty that was never awarded to another user? [duplicate]

Edit: I need to apologise for this.. I was having a particularly bad week in a string of crappy ones; long story short, I vented in the wrong way at the wrong people. For that I am so very sorry. So ...
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Duplicate questions in feed, and questions incorrectly marked as unanswered

I see duplicate questions in the feed (Why is the book still wanted if Aida has memorized it?) and the question is marked as "unanswered" even though it has an upvoted answer. I would expect unique ...
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One particular Unanswered question with my tags has been answered, upvoted 5 times and not downvoted?

In the screenshot below from https://gis.stackexchange.com/unanswered I have set Unanswered and then my tags. All is good until I click on the second (indicated) question (below) which clearly has a ...
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Should I close/delete a question that cannot be answered?

Over a year ago, I posted this question in DB: Issues with MySQL installation I updated a couple of times since, with new information that I deemed relevant. During the weekend, my computer died, ...
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How much I have to wait for my question to be answered? [closed]

https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/q/66169/32188 This question I asked 16 hrs ago and no one not a single person have answered it. This is for first time the delay thats why I am asking?
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How to find un-well-answered questions, of which I see a pattern?

The pattern goes : high question score, low top answer score. SE doesn't list it as unanswered. The asker often understands to some extent that no good answer is or will ever be provided, yet the ...
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Could we have a 'soft' accepted answer for an unanswered question? [duplicate]

On some long-standing unanswered questions there is often an answer that is probably the right answer, with more upvotes, comments including positive words & chatter. So could the system itself ...
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Distinguish zero score answers with upvotes

Recent posts about bumping questions by Community ♦ led me to the question: Should questions with 0 score answers be in the Unanswered list, if those answers have a non-zero count of votes? My ...
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How can I bump other users' unanswered questions? [duplicate]

I'm looking around for answers to my questions on several Stack Exchange sites and the good boy that I am I don't want to ask duplicate questions. Often I find that there are other people who asked ...
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What is the correct etiquette for answering a question where an answer has been given in comments? [duplicate]

I've come across quite a few questions where I believe one or more acceptable answers have been given, but in the comments rather than as an answer. In cases like these, would it be acceptable for me ...
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Suggestion to improve the “unanswered” questions page

When viewing the My Tags page of the Unanswered section, I would ideally like to have in front of me a list of questions that I could contribute to in descending order of upvotes. However, I find ...
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I would like a way to mark a question in the Unanswered “my tags” page as something I'm not interested in or able to answer

The /unanswered/tagged?tab=mytags page gives a list of questions from my favorite tags that are currently considered "unanswered" - they have no up voted or accepted answers. I think it's good to put ...