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Questions tagged [unanswered-questions]

Unanswered questions are those questions which have neither an accepted answer nor answers with positive vote count. Note that our definition is strict!

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Is this site overloaded?

I'm a fairly new user to this site. I asked my first question a few days ago here: Question about characteristics and classification of second-order PDEs it received a few views; however, no-one as ...
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Should “background” be deleted from a question if it is not logically necessary?

I have this question in mind. I included the "standard" way to solve the problem in a "background" section as well as the general approach to solve these types of problems. While writing the question,...
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The unanswered questions ordering seems wrong

If you go to Unanswered Questions you'll see several highly voted questions that seem like no one will ever post an answer to. The top one, because someone answered it on MO already. The second one, ...
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Is double posting allowed if a question is not answered after some time?

I've asked questions in the past that have gone unanswered or have not had sufficient answers, would it be unethical to repost my questions to try to get an answer another time?
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How to get people to respond to an edit made to a question?

I asked a question here regarding pythagoras' theorem and the multivariable chain rule. I received some responses and edited my question to better reflect my new understanding. I commented on the ...
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Why does the Unanswered Question count drop on Saturdays?

Scrolling up through the Crusade of Answers chat room and looking at the Unanswered Tracker, there are about two to three hundred new unanswered questions on this site every day … except for on ...
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Closing a question which is answered in a comment? [duplicate]

Sometimes a question is answered already in a series of comments. In this case the OP got the information needed and often that is the end of it, that is, there is no explicit answer which can be ...
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Is my question on topic for MSE?

A few days ago I asked this question. So far it has zero score and has not received any answers or comments. I am starting to wonder if my question is even on topic. My question here is this: is ...
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Why is nobody answering my question [closed]

About a week ago I asked this question. I have edited the question several times and have started a bounty. So far it has received more views than any of my other questions, but it has only gotten a ...
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Can anything be done if a question doesn't get any answers?

This may be a noob or stupid question, but still: I asked a question like 12 hours back on Maths SE and didn't receive any answer. Now that many hours has passed, I am sure that it will never rise to ...
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Unanswered questions that aren't [duplicate]

I hereby submit a proof that 0=2. It has to do with the following question which I saw in the Unanswered queue: Locus of centers of circles tangent to a given line and a given circle I went to ...
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Old user's good questions

What happens to users who have not seen their accounts for more than a couple of years? Do their accounts remain intact? I wanted to know so because, there are often a few questions with about 7-8 ...
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Questions that don't need an answer

Sometimes the original poster asks for proof verification, and when the proof is flawless, people comment with something along the lines of "it's fine". The question is answered from the point of view ...
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Too “difficult” for MSE and too “easy” for MO questions

The title is not very precise. I usually come up with the following situation. I come up with a question after reading some materials and put it on MSE. Several days later, I get no answers and then ...
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How do I get answers to my earlier questions?

I've some unanswered questions, these are following Overlapping of unit length real lines? How to draw DPDA for language $L = \{a^ncb^{2n} | n \geq1\}$over the alphabet $\Sigma =\{a,b,c\} ?$ ...
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What's to stop someone asking the same unanswered question again and again?

What's the thing to do in a situation where rather than improve their question someone has just asked the same question again lightly disguised? The case in point is formed by these two: https://math....
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Is bad form to answer a question that would probably be closed for lack of context?

Sometimes I see a question from a new user, the sort of question that's followed by a "What have you tried?" comment. I suspect that if it were flagged, it would be closed. Is it considered to be ...
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There was a post that was recently voluntarily deleted, but I want to answer it. Can anyone help find it?

There was a question trying to find a closed form solution for, $$F(n)=\sum_i^n \lfloor i/5 \rfloor$$ I got that for $n$ in the range $[5 \cdot k-6,5 \cdot k-1]$, where $k$ is a positive natural ...
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Sudden jump in the number of unanswered questions by 2000 in a day

On July 21, there were 92572 unanswered questions on Math.SE according to the unanswered questions statistic (and not the ...
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Question with an accepted and upvoted answer in 'Unanswered' tag

I have detected what seems to me a bug: I have repeatedly clicked on the tag 'Unanswered' but the first question is still there and seems very much answered (and upvoted). What's happening?
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Unanswered proof verification questions

I've seen many related questions including: Best way of asking "check my proof" questions What to do with a "check/simplify my proof" type question? What Do We Do About Comment-...
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Why are there answered questions in the unanswered question section? [duplicate]

When I click on the UNANSWERED tab in MSE next to the BADGES and ASK QUESTION, I am finding that many of the "unanswered" questions indeed are actually answered. Can anyone please explain the theory ...
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What to do with unanswered questions?

I have some questions on MathSE that does not have actually any answer. What is the best to do other than bounty ? Asking the same question for a second time or trying to edit the question ?
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Why some questions are unanswered yet?

I am not new here. Well... I see here some questions in "unanswered" category that have gained many votes but are unanswered yet. As far as I know, the site has many outspoken members viz., some them ...
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Newest unanswered questions with my tags

Is there a way (or can I suggest making this possible) to show questions with "my tags" sorted in order of newest to oldest... instead of most votes to least votes? The reason I ask is that it seems ...
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Basis for unanswered questions

In math SE for what reasons do questions normally meet with nil responses, subject-wise? Could it be so for being outside normal limits of some feature, in some manner...lack of clarity, topic too ...
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Proving that $e^\pi-\pi<20$ Without Using a Calculator

No, I did not mistake the meta for the main site. :-) I'm just curious how you would recommend to approach such utterly intractable questions. Apparently, simply answering them in the negative is not ...
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Why in unanswered questions there are answered questions?

Is it really normal to find answered questions here ? Look at this :this http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/839455uns.png Shadock
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Why are we proudly displaying the number of questions without upvoted or accepted answers?

Every time I open MSE I see that there are 72,000, and counting, questions without upvoted or accepted answers. Why are there so many? Most recent unanswered questions I've seen can be answered. There ...
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Answering a (Seemingly) Unanswerable Question

Suppose that someone on Math.SE posts a questions that is, shall we say, difficult. After spending a lot of time on the problem, seeking help from both Math.SE and MathOverflow, I find out that no one ...
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What's up with the unanswered list?

There seems to be something strange going on with the highly voted unanswered list. The first couple of hits seem fine, although I have a vague recollection that there were more very highly voted ...
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Is it bad form to answer a question using someone else's previous comment(s)?

I am sifting through some of the "Unanswered" and "No Answers" list, and — like so many before me — am finding that many of the questions have apparently been answered to the OP's satisfaction in ...
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How to filter questions on waiting time?

I was wondering if there is a way to filter questions on waiting time, i.e. searching for the oldest non-answered questions. Is there an open database on Math SE which can be analyzed to get this kind ...
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Questions that have been answered in comments [duplicate]

I have noticed an abundance of questions on the main site that have no answers, but have been answered in comments, often "accepted" with a comment such as "Thanks a lot!". Such questions bog down the ...
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What should I do when my question do not have any answer.. [duplicate]

This Question is not intended to grab answers.. http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3478/how-to-grab-users-attention-on-an-old-question is not a duplicate of this My Question is.. I have ...
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How to get a question answered

I have posted a question once and did not get any answer. So how do I make people to see the question. It seems to me that the question goes down in the list so no one checks it. So is there some way ...
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Duplicates with no answers

I was trying to flag this question as a duplicate of this question, (same question, same asker). But the system would not take the original question because it says it has no upvoted answer. What is ...
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There are no unanswered questions left with my tags

(Does this mean I have to go back to work? Nooo) Here is what I see when navigating to https://math.stackexchange.com/unanswered/tagged?tab=mytags This is not a transient issue (i.e., don't say "...
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How should we handle cross-site duplicates?

There are some questions which are answered quite well by a nearly-identical question on another site (say, computer science's stack exchange, or math overflow). Should those questions get answers ...
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What Do We Do About Comment-Answered Questions?

There is a number of 'unanswered' questions which are not going to generate any further discussion because they have been answered succinctly in the comments. This is irritating when browsing the list ...
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Why does the unanswered questions tab *not* show questions which have answers?

It is common knowledge that a question only becomes "answered" when it has an answer with a score of at least +1. Why, then, do all of the questions in the unanswered queue have no answers (or at ...
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Answered questions in unanswered list [duplicate]

I sometimes read old questions in unanswered list to see if there're missing ones I can help. But a frequent situation is many questions has been answered perfectly while the OP doesn't accept as an ...
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Sorting the unanswered questions by date, not by votes

Is there some way to do that? I mean, of course the most voted unanswered questions are quite interesting, but I would like to see the most recent unanswered questions instead.
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How should we deal with old questions by users who have left the site?

None of the Meta questions I could find (I did a search and then trawled through the "bumping" tag) seemed to answer this. What's the etiquette on answering a question with no posted answers that's ...
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Should I delete my question or answer my question?

I am pretty new to this forum and I was wondering what the proper custom would be in my situation. I posted a question a few days ago and last night, after some fiddling with the problem some more I ...
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Closing Old Questions when Resolved by OP

I've been skimming through some unanswered questions, and have come across some where the OP has left a comment saying "I figured it out--never mind," and no answers have been posted. On questions ...
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Eliminating some questions from the unanswered queue by upvoting using data query

I am using this data query provided by user75064,ˈjuː.zɚ79365, 40 votes and Lord Farin to upvote some answers with no upvotes but actually address some/all concerns of OP. The data query is looking ...
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Closing questions as off topic if they have an answer on mathoverflow?

I think that questions on mathoverflow are in most cases on topic here. Does it make sense to have the question on both sites, with a complete answer on mathoverflow and here it appears as unanswered? ...
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New “tab” and “review queue” for unanswered questions

This is a suggestion for attacking the problem of too many unanswered questions, which in many cases are not really unanswered. This problem was already raised by Lord_Farin (and also by Amzoti). My ...
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Best way to remove my question from unanswered section? [duplicate]

Determine conditions for $a,b>0$ such that $f(x)=\sum b^n\sin(a^nx)$ be continuous but nowhere differentiable in $\mathbb{R}$ was answered with a paper, but if you see the unanswered questions ...