In the right column on the "questions" page there is a box "Upcoming events" with an entry "Answer the unanswered in 5 days". Where do I find more information on what this event is about? Clicking on it leads to the chat room "TeX, LaTeX, and friends", which seems to be unrelated and is a bit surprising .

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    The Answer the Unanswered (or Upvote the unupvoted answers ;-) is the monthly event in Chat and on the TeX.SE main site. It usually takes place on the first Saturday of the month.
    – user31729
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 19:34
  • Does this event still exist? I don't see the announcement anymore.
    – Marijn
    Commented Mar 13, 2018 at 14:58

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There was a time when active community members felt the number of unanswered questions was growing too rapidly. Perhaps the community seemed more inclined to focus on a steady stream of new, answerable questions than to worry and/or deal with questions that may be out-of-scope or lack too much detail.

The result was a scheduled time when everyone can join in and collaborate on sorting out the unanswered pool as best they can. From closing questions as being off-topic, unclear what is being asked (if not reproducible or no minimal example to support a claim) or turning comments into answers. "Answer the Unanswered" is this community event, and it's informally hosted within the regular chat room.


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    Also a chance to have a fresh look at entirely answerable but more tricky questions: those are really what I hope get tackled (they are after all where real expertise helps).
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented Jan 3, 2017 at 14:43
  • @JosephWright I was wondering about this event as well when i was new here, Maybe we can do something to link to some explanations on what the event is about.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 8:56

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