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It's not really that valuable (to you) to worry about "the site" being "overloaded". What's more important to you is how many people are watching the major tags of your question, pde in this case, and how busy that tag is. That is, what you'd really care about is whether the pde tag is "overloaded". What do you care if there are 1001 unanswered pre-calculus ...


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Regarding statistics, there is an Unanswered Tracker bot that posts in the Crusade of Answers chatroom that indicates that the number of unanswered questions on this site increases by about 200 everyday (except Saturdays). Looking at this page, about 77% of all questions on MathSE have been answered.


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The point regarding the "unanswered" queue is a good one. It is indeed not ideal if questions appear as "answered" yet only have a partial answer. However, considering the cost versus the benefit I think it is not likely that this will be implemented. Here, by cost I do not only mean the actual cost in developer-time but also the cost of added complexity ...


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For myself, I would welcome such a button—without it, the main ways I can view unanswered questions are visit Unanswered Questions, and find questions I've already seen in the recent questions list. manually enter a page number into the URL which I hope will take me back far enough to see unfamiliar ones—which is laborious on mobile. go to the final page, ...


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