How do we deal with really old questions that don't have an accepted answer or no answer at all? I know that the 'Community User' bumps them once in a while, but is that enough? Our answered ratio is just awful, fourth worst in the network, and I think if we had a review queue or something similar for old questions we might get more of them answered/flagged/closed.

What do you think?

  • we have an unofficial one that Oli made - cleanup.thepcspy.com, it does the general thing that you're looking for. – jrg Dec 19 '12 at 18:59
  • @jrg I know, but how effective is that? – Seth Dec 19 '12 at 19:00
  • it's fairly effective, and ping Oli in chat about it. He might have details on how to fix it. – jrg Dec 19 '12 at 19:03
  • It's not effective for those who use Facebook Connect. – Mochan Dec 27 '12 at 4:00
  • @Mochan you can use your stack exchange ID, except right now its broken because of API changes. – Seth Dec 27 '12 at 4:01
  • How would I get my Stack Exchange ID? – Mochan Dec 27 '12 at 4:12
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    See this post by Oli. – Seth Dec 27 '12 at 4:14

I've assembled a wide range of data queries that can be used to pick out questions in need of attention.

Each of these queries vary from posts that need help with editing, that need to be closed, that need to be voted on, or that just need answers.

  • @iSeth You can start going through these and voting to closed the abandoned ones, it will at least get them in the close queue. It's tough though, I find I run out of votes very quickly. :-/ – Jorge Castro Dec 19 '12 at 19:44
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    @JorgeCastro I don't have 3k rep yet :( But maybe I could flag them as something? 40 a day isn't much I know.. – Seth Dec 19 '12 at 22:23
  • flags are fine too! – Jorge Castro Dec 19 '12 at 23:19
  • @JorgeCastro What should I flag them as? – Seth Dec 20 '12 at 3:20
  • They'll either be too localized if they're abandoned or offtopic if it's really a bug. – Jorge Castro Dec 20 '12 at 3:26

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