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

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Make a feature to mark your own question as solved by yourself already without any answer's help! [duplicate]

This option is way better than just setting a question as solved through checking an answer that might or might not be correct leading to a bias. And since there are many cases already that some ...
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Filter option for Unanswered [duplicate]

When you are looking at recent questions, your filter options are bountied, hot, week, and month (plus some site-specific ones). It seems to me the only reason someone would be browsing questions is ...
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Should outdated "Related" questions be edited to address the overarching problem? [duplicate]

I mainly contribute to ProWebmasters - Google changes all the time and I and notice a ton of questions that the correct answer to which is no longer relevant. I come across a ton of very old "...
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Clicking on vote count in the Linked Questions list does not give a “noredirect” link

The problem According to this meta answer, linked questions in the sidebar should have noredirect=1 passed. This was done due to an annoying redirect (explained better in the question than I ever ...
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Add a toast notification when an anonymous user follows a link to an unanswered duplicate

For many years now, anonymous users who access a link to a question with no answers that's closed as a duplicate have been redirected to the duplicate target (so long as there's only one target). ...
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Is there a certain amount of time after which a new question is unlikely to get any answers?

Can anyone else confirm my suspicions here? I have found that whenever I post a new question, if it is going to receive any answers at all, it will happen within the first few hours of posting. After ...
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My question did not get an appropriate answer [duplicate]

Regarding I subscribed to Stack Overflow feeds to my email but haven't received any till today: I asked a question and I got some comments. I was not able to get an appropriate answer and I have ...
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Separate tab for not accepted unanswered and answered questions

In the unanswered tab (pictured below) we have various types of questions grouped together. To quote the FAQ: "Why does the “Unanswered Questions” tab show questions that have answers?" &...
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What should I do about upvoted, inactive, unanswered questions that I'm also trying to find the answer for? [duplicate]

One question has been suggested as a possible duplicate. However, my question points out a few specific scenarios that could be worth discussing. Another question is also relevant, as it's about ...
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Unanswered question button not working [duplicate]

Clicking the "unanswered" button brings up lots of questions that already have answers?
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Is there a limit to the number of times "community" can bump a question?

How many bumps is too many? Is there a limit to the number of times "Community user" can bump a question? There are questions with one or more unvoted answers that do not attract views, that ...
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List filters are not sticky, and have no effect on the next pages

I was on Stack Overflow, browsing the questions to find one or two to answer, and I noticed there is a filter option of "Unanswered Questions" It appears to filter questions by unanswered, ...
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Checkmark option appears to be missing - can't accept answer! [duplicate]

I signed up yesterday and asked a question on StackOverflow - and received an answer within about an hour. But I can't find anyway to 'accept' it. I realize there's supposed to be checkmarks, but they'...
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Could we make it easier to find questions we haven't accepted an answer to? [duplicate]

A long time ago, I learned that the URL https://<S.E site>/search?q=user%3A<my user numbe>+closed%3A0+hasaccepted%3A0+answers%3A1+wiki%3A0&submit=search (user:XXX closed:0 hasaccepted:...
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Why does the `FAQ for Stack Exchange Sites` appear in the unanswered tab?

When I opened the 'Unanswered' tab on the side, as shown below, the first question that shows up is the FAQ. Why is it there? Why isn't it removed from the 'Unanswered' tab?
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Unanswered questions do not show Active time

Normally a post shows the active time after first edit. One post of mine does not show that information, does that indicate the post is not a normal state? If yes, what it is?
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Show Hot Network Questions on Unanswered Questions page

On the Unanswered Questions tab on the questions page (for example https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Unanswered) the list of Hot Network Questions is shown underneath the Related Tags ...
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Users with a gold tag badge should be able to add questions with no accepted or upvoted answers to the duplicate list for an already closed question

When anyone other than a moderator attempts to close a question as a duplicate, they can only select questions that have at least one answer that is upvoted or accepted. Even users with a gold badge ...
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What is the rationale behind RemoveAbandonedQuestions?

There are a number of reasons why the system will delete posts. One of these reasons is called RemoveAbandonedQuestions: The system will automatically delete unlocked, unanswered questions older ...
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Wrong page title in unanswered list questions page

(first discovered on SO) There seems to be a problem with title management on SE sites: In fact, the title displayed when visiting the Unanswered page on a SE site is "Highest Votes Questions", ...
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Add the "Unanswered" menu to Stack Overflow, including the international ones

All StackExchange sites have "Unanswered" menu item in their navigation. For example this one: Except for Stack Overflow and its localized versions. While the menu (AKA left nav) for Stack Overflow ...
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Missing Schema.org types 'QAPage' and 'Question' for question without answer

If a question has no answer, the structured data is missing the Schema.org types QAPage and Question. Example: question with answer The QAPage item is specified on the html element, and the ...
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Filtering unanswered questions with multiple tags doesn't work

I know we can generally filter questions with multiple tags. However, if I want to filter unanswered questions with multiple tags in an and manner, then it doesn't work and acts as if it was an or. ...
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Find a random unanswered question

I'd like to find a random unanswered question on my site. I know of the 'Unanswered' tab on the All Questions page (/questions), but that sorts by votes. Is there a way to get it to sort randomly? ...
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Change of 'Unanswered' to 'Unresolved' for Meta

I think that the 'Unanswered' tab should be name-changed to 'Unresolved', since the name does not reflect the contents. When I first joined SE, I was very puzzled as to why there were answered ...
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What next if a user got the answer by my comments?

A user has posted a question on Stack Overflow (but it could have been any Stack Exchange site) and I have added some comments. The user has got the answer through my comments. What next – the ...
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What's an 'Unanswered tag'?

Using main menu option "Unanswered", you get the list of unanwered questions. And the suboption "My Tags" limits this list to only those unanswered questions that are tagged with at least 1 of the ...
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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? [closed]

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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