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It's not a problem. If there would be upvoted answers, the question would not be unanswered and would go away from the "unanswered" list. No need to close, what would actually prevent further, possibly even better, answers. See on the main meta site: Would it be possible to have a “community accepted” feature? You can show your acceptance of an answer by ...


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I suggest, to not delete the question, and to not let it remain open, since it's hardly answerable, but to close it. So people, who might encounter the same problem, could find your question via google or another search engine and could comment or edit and extend your question. Also if they would know a solution, they can vote to reopen the question or at ...


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What about adding an "I'm having that problem too" button? The button could disappear as soon as an answer is accepted. In the meantime, if a question has enough "I'm having that problem" votes (more than 5, say), accepted answers could come with an bonus (and the bonus could increase with the number of votes). This would be similar to a bounty, but wouldn't ...


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You can only link the two databases containing posts and comments using the SEDE. The following query lists questions on the main site, sorted by their last activity date (oldest to newest) with these attributes: No comment No answer Not closed Positive score select top 1000 p.id as [Post Link], p.lastactivitydate as [Last Active] from posts p left ...


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This is a noble initiative, but it is not sustainable since reputation is an earned attribute and it's not in everyone to just doll it out at the drop of a new user. Of course, some folks do, but the majority of folks don't. Additionally the request for updating a "vote-to-delete reason" should be consistent network-wide. The critical part within this quote ...


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The list of unanswered questions are those "with no upvoted or accepted answers": There are a number of ways this is dealt with: The community occasionally hosts an "Answer the Unanswered" event; If solutions are found in comments, we ping the relevant parties and request a conversion. If this seems fruitless, some community members ...


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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 ...


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There is a special "unanswered" list which can be sorted by date: https://tex.stackexchange.com/unanswered/tagged/?tab=newest For everybody who is like me hiding the left hand sidebar, this can be hard to find as it hides behind the three horizontal lines at the top left of the headline: If I remember correctly there are some differences and the ...


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There are different types of questions answered in comments. The perhaps most common ones are those where the issue is a package or distribution version problem or a simple input error (mistyped or inexistent command), which are solved with a software update or by fixing the input. In my opinion, such questions should be closed as off-topic, because they ...


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