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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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 ...
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Would it be OK to ask people not to vote up my partial answer to a really good question?

Sometimes I see a highly voted excellent question on the Unanswered list and have some useful things to say that fall short of fully answering the question. But if I leave an answer with my partial ...
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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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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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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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Old Questions Unlikely To Have An Accepted Answer

A routine question with answers, but no accepted answer, gets bumped by the Community bot. Checking the OP's page reveals that the user is likely gone for good. Barring intervention from the OP, will ...
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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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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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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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Unanswered questions, other categories

There are almost 3900 unanswered question on our website. I have red this thread, and I want to add two categories of such questions. What I want to know is what we have to do with these questions. ...
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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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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 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-...