I was perusing unanswered questions and there are two observations:
(1) there were questions which had answers, but are showing up when I click on unanswered. Is this because the answer was not accepted by the OP or something else?
(2) there were questions that did not have answers because the answer was in a comment. It took time to read through the comments to actually figure that out (although it certainly isn't always true)
My goals were to potentially answer unanswered questions and also to try and understand what percentage of question, on average, go unanswered from the over 109k on MSE.
This question has somewhat been discussed before, but I wanted to ask if something like the following is possible.
We have reviewers reviewing questions that have no answers, but have comments. If the comments actually provided the answer, they are marked as answered. I suppose we could even automatically ask the OP if the question has been satisfactorily answered so it can be marked as such and not cause users to spend time reviewing questions that actually don't need formal answers.
Is something like this desired to give us better metrics, so users like me don't spend time reviewing questions that don't need answers and general cleanliness of the question database?