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[Meta] Why does sorting "Unanswered" Q's by date include answered Q's? [closed]

asked 2013-05-18 19:16:05 +0100

David gravatar image

updated 2015-11-01 12:58:12 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Like the subject line says. When I click "unanswered" from the main green nav "banner", and get questions with 0 (zero) answers. When I then try to sort those questions by date, the questions are all (?) answered! Note the formulation of the URL:

See a screenshot, if you like.

Do the colons (:) break the URL? Is this an "Askbot" bug? It certainly doesn't look like a "feature"! ;)

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answered 2013-05-18 20:26:20 +0100

manj_k gravatar image

Please have a look at this answer by @cloph:
Why are answered questions showing up as Unanswered?.

Another example:
Unanswered, sorted by answers ;)
(please copy the complete line).

Maybe, with a few additional moderators, we could decrease the number of "unanswered questions" a little bit?

See also: How do I mark the best answer to my question on this site?

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@manj_k - ah! (doh!) I should have researched a little better before posting this Q&A. =/ It's still somewhat counter-intuitive, IMO. Anyway, thanks for the helpful reply. It is a frustration when you see good answers not getting the checkmark treatment. I at least try to vote up good ones in that case!

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-05-18 21:50:15 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-05-19 14:49:44 +0100

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2013-05-19 14:55:09 +0100


The current settings are:
Two reminders (to accept the best answer) after 10/20 days.

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The question is whether this works.

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answered 2013-05-19 09:48:03 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

updated 2013-05-19 09:48:28 +0100

Improvements are a never ending story!

Proposal: A question where the best answer is not flagged for a certain time (2 - 3 weeks?) - it is moved into a new category (best answer not flagged for xxxx weeks) - automatically a question is addressed to the person who placed the question to ask to flag best answer or update the situation to enable further possible solutions


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