Hello fellow stack members I have been trying to decrease the unanswered questions for this website, and even map out duplicates in the math that I know. You could look at my recent answered questions. My question is that is this tactic worthwhile to decrease the unanswered questions and can we notify users to their answers?

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    $\begingroup$ "I have been trying to decrease the unanswered questions for this website" thank you. $\endgroup$ – allesia_b Apr 12 '20 at 0:27
  • $\begingroup$ Users always get a notification when you post an answer on their questions. Or you meant something different? $\endgroup$ – allesia_b Apr 12 '20 at 0:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Magic_Isa I am trying to see if we can like change the conditions of unanswered to an unaccepted answer because then there would be less unanswered questions or is that a thing? $\endgroup$ – EnlightenedFunky Apr 12 '20 at 1:02
  • $\begingroup$ I am still trying to figure out the stats for unanswered and accepted answered questions $\endgroup$ – EnlightenedFunky Apr 12 '20 at 1:03
  • $\begingroup$ I don't get your first comment $\endgroup$ – allesia_b Apr 12 '20 at 1:14
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    $\begingroup$ related Unanswered Questions and Statistics/Review Impacts ? $\endgroup$ – allesia_b Apr 12 '20 at 1:15
  • $\begingroup$ got it now. "I am trying to see if we can like change the conditions of unanswered to an unaccepted" no. If it doesn't have an answer then why to say yes it has an unaccepted answer. $\endgroup$ – allesia_b Apr 12 '20 at 1:22
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    $\begingroup$ There is a chatroom called The Crusade of Answers. (Admittedly, it isn't visited by many users.) See also the room description in the list of chatrooms here on meta. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Apr 12 '20 at 4:06
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    $\begingroup$ I would like to also suggest that if the unanswered questions you are encountering are very low quality, or dupes, that you vote to close them accordingly, and not provide an answer to such posts for the sole reason of decreasing the size of the "unanswered questions". When closed, they can then be deleted, if users vote to do so, which is another avenue to get rid of the very low quality posts considered currently among some of the "unanswered". $\endgroup$ – amWhy Apr 12 '20 at 15:00
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    $\begingroup$ Not all questions that go unanswered are questions worth answering, is my point. Also, this isn't just about questions designated "unanswered" that are very low quality, there are bound to be a few that are dupes, some that could be migrated, and still more that are too broad, and/or are off-topic. $\endgroup$ – amWhy Apr 12 '20 at 15:03
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    $\begingroup$ To reinforce @amWhy's comments, a question on the list of unanswered questions can leave that list in two different ways: either they can be answered, or they can be deleted. My guess is that 90%+ of the unanswered questions are not worth answering (they may be unclear, or "too local" (i.e. asking for an answer to a specific homework problem), or otherwise not worth answering or unanswerable)---see Sturgeon's law. Nominating such questions for closure is a good way to remove them from the unanswered list. $\endgroup$ – Xander Henderson Apr 12 '20 at 15:14
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    $\begingroup$ EnlightenedFunky I do have to thank you for bringing the topic of "unanswered questions" on this site, which I have not reviewed in quite some time now. $\endgroup$ – amWhy Apr 12 '20 at 15:22
  • $\begingroup$ @amWhy Yes I am trying also to understand the concept of the accepted answers and unanswered, and is there a way to mitigate a way to bring these questions out of unanswered. And your welcome. $\endgroup$ – EnlightenedFunky Apr 13 '20 at 12:22

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