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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What should one do when one's question has been answered in the comments?

Once in a while, when one is venturing out of one's area of expertise, one may post a question and find it answered quickly and completely in the comments section. Perhaps someone has linked to a well-...
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Unanswered questions

I am looking through unanswered questions (specifically in combinatorics, but this is irrelevant) and I want to ask advice on how to proceed. Apart from questions that I can simply answer or where I ...
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Unanswered Questions and Statistics/Review Impacts

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 ...
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What happens to the bounty I added to a questions if no new answers are provided before the bounty expires?

I added a bounty to this question on June 6th. Today I received a warning that my bounty was expiring and that I should attribute it to one or two answers. However, the only answer to the question is ...
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What to do with a “check/simplify my proof” type question?

After doing reading on the meta I have come to realise that asking for a verification of a proof is not necessarily a good idea. Among other reasons, it has a fair chance to be left without an answer. ...
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Can I ask the same question twice?

I asked a question but since it was very long, nobody answered me. I'm wondering if I should ask it again as a new question again (Of course I will make it much simpler than before) or should I just ...
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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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comments that answer the question

The latest example is My idea about finding the largest prime number where OP asks about a distributed processing approach to find prime numbers. There was a comment: mersenne.org – pedja which OP ...
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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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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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Number of comments to unanswered questions

When we are at math.SE homepage, we can see the asked question, and at the left of the title we can see information about the numbers of votes, answers and views, like this: What I suggest is to add ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unanswered Questions

It seems to me that the 'unanswered questions' list is not always very helpful. The reason is that there is often a comment (or several) which fully solves the problem, or at least gives a large ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...