why is it that so many veteran users are set on putting down questions from new users?
Let me counter that with a question for you to answer: Why do so many new users assume bad faith of veteran users?
Within the first five minutes of me asking a question(and this might be someone else's experience), mods and veteran users immediately downvote and mark ...
The thing to focus on is not that the other question is 10 years old, but do the answers to that question solve my problem.
If they do then great, you've got what you came for. If not edit your question to explain why so we can get it reopened and try again.
Try to remember we're here to help and also we're here to try to create a library of great ...
They're trying to guide you in their own way. You don't necessarily need to tag folks - the proper usage of comments is as a transient way to get a better question or answer.
We totally can do better there - but often the right thing to do when prompted for more information is to edit. There's a bit of a tactical advantage in making your (or the first) edit ...
It's not a list of questions. It's a search result and some of the results are questions and others are answers.
The "A" in this screenshot shows you that this is an answer, not a question. The votes reflect the score of the answer (15). You can also tell that the answer is accepted (kinda) because the "15 votes" is green. If the answer isn't accepted, it'...
The "A: " in the search result means that it is an answer, not a question. And obviously, answers don't have answers.
To answer your related question, it says "answered" because, as I said, the search result is an answer.
The answer is simple: Do it yourself, by adding it to the FAQ.
Now as to the how: It is described in the bottom part of the FAQ, which I quoted below for completeness.
Is your question not part of the FAQ?
First look at questions tagged faq-proposed to see if there is a question not in this index that might have the answer you seek. If you still can'...
Here is similar query to the other answer, but it also includes the questions which were closed and later reopened (not only the one which are still closed).
Questions answered by a user before they were closed
SELECT DISTINCT a.Id AS [Post Link]
FROM PostHistory AS ph
INNER JOIN Posts AS a
ON a.ParentId = ph.PostId
AND a.CreationDate < ph....
Yes, there is now.
I've got five answers by you on Meta Stack Exchange which qualify:
The query looks at questions which are currently closed; if they have been reopened in the meantime, they will not appear in the results.
After a request by Sonic, the query now also tells you if the answer would have qualified for the Explainer / Refiner / Illuminator ...
You can use the advanced search; it has a parameter q which accepts most of the syntax of the regular site search.
Since most of the C++ questions are also tagged with [c++], it's easier to show that it works with q=[c++-*], which the following link shows:
For cases where you're on a child meta site (e.g. Meta Stack Overflow) and you want to search for posts mentioning a main site tag, you can just search for e.g. url:https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/exception, as I mentioned in this answer.
That doesn't work for Meta Stack Exchange, cases where the [tag:] syntax is used on a main site, or where [...