What should be done if a question goes unanswered for a long time? (as an example, one of my questions about MouseHover is still unanswered.)

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How do I get attention for my old, unanswered questions?

  1. You can "bump" your thread by editing the question to provide status and progress updates resulting from your own continued efforts to answer the question yourself. I usually do that unless I really hit a dead end with no further clues to follow. Some times I eventually bring about enough understanding to realise the answer, and thus post a resolution to my own problem.

  2. If you have at least 75 rep points, you can offer a bounty, promising to give some of your points to the person who correctly answers your question.


There are at least two options:

  • edit the question to add more detail or any updated detail - this will bump the question to the top of the list
  • create a bounty by giving up some rep - this attracts more attention

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