Questions tagged [unanswered-questions]

about unanswered and abandoned questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4 votes
0 answers
121 views

BUG : Unanswered questions?

Hello Today I was browsing through all the questions... I was seeing and almost all the questions were answered. So I selected the "unanswered category" of questions. By default, sort by ...
2 votes
2 answers
113 views

What is a good way to encourage askers to accept an answer?

Every so often I stumble upon an excellent answer to a problem only to find that, while it may have a high score, the answer has yet to be accepted. Case in point: This happens with many "drive-...
-2 votes
1 answer
69 views

Delete unanswered questions when user no longer exist?

For example, the author of this unanswered question no longer exist. Should they be deleted? (so I can flag them...) Note I am just referring to unanswered questions for which the user has gone.
5 votes
1 answer
101 views

How to transfer a question through Stack Exchange Communities

I've just earned a badge in this popular question I wrote 15 months ago in SuperUser Community. And it attracted me because, even after all this time and 1000 views, it stills not-answered. Thus I got ...
14 votes
1 answer
213 views

Why is there a staggering amount of unanswered microphone-related questions using ubuntu 20.04?

Since Ubuntu's 20.04 official release, I've seen more and more questions related to microphone not being detected, white noise, headsets with only speakers working and etc, especially in the first few ...
2 votes
1 answer
106 views

Why I cannot answer some questions in askubuntu.com/unanswered (no answer-field)? [duplicate]

I just joined Ask Ubuntu and wanted to answer one question at https://askubuntu.com/unanswered but there is no answer field to enter my answer. Why? I have 1 reputation and I tried to contribute to ...
7 votes
1 answer
229 views

Suggestions to limit the large amount of unanswered questions?

After searching http://askubuntu.com I was looking through all the unanswered questions and its frustrating trawling through 607 unanswered questions at 15 per page (approx 9,105) and it appears that ...
9 votes
2 answers
292 views

Why are so many answers posted as comments? [duplicate]

Every morning I click on the unanswered link and every morning I see many of questions answered in the comments section. When this happens, person who asked the question cannot mark it as answered, it ...
13 votes
2 answers
228 views

Do we need a canonical partition recovery question? How shall we make it?

We have many questions about how to recover a whole partition. Typically it's an NTFS partition, destroyed by telling Ubiquity to install Ubuntu using the entire disk instead of alongside other ...
1 vote
1 answer
130 views

Why do my questions get no answers or comments?

How to make Lubuntu's Temperature Monitor applet report the real temperatures inside my PC instead of always "thermal_zone0: 40°C"? How to unbind the Super or Logo key so it may be ...
6 votes
1 answer
109 views

Does favoriting questions help to get an answer?

I've read What if I don’t get a good answer? and in meta What is the purpose of favoriting questions?. Does favoriting (clicking the star) highlight my question to others? Is there a way to do that?
2 votes
0 answers
48 views

Any ideas on why this question didn't get any responses

I asked this 17 days ago (although I revised the title later). I don't expect miracles (although sometimes I get them ;) ), but I am surprised at getting nothing. Is there something I can do/...
5 votes
1 answer
55 views

Set a Watch for an interesting question

Sometimes I see an interesting question which has no answer yet. Later on it disappears in the timeline and I have to search for it to see if someone wrote a comment or an answer to it. Is there a ...
16 votes
3 answers
559 views

Me-too post? Or partial answer?

Where do we draw the line between "I'm having the same problem, too" posts and partial answers? This answer and its comments are what have motivated me to ask this. But I'm hoping for a ...
1 vote
0 answers
77 views

Should bounties expire? How can I promote my bountied question even more?

Why are bounties time bound? Clearly the site doesn't get enough traffic to ensure that in 7 days the appropriate users (who specialize in the domain of the question) would have stopped by Ask Ubuntu ...
8 votes
1 answer
147 views

What to do with obsolete question?

I asked a question some time earlier. I didn't get any answers, but by now I found out that the question itself is obsolete, because the problem isn't a Ubuntu config error, but rather a hardware ...
3 votes
1 answer
54 views

How to get more viewer in an unanswered own question for a new user? [duplicate]

As a new user of Ubuntu I am facing a lot of problem but getting help from the StackExchange's biggest community and learning something new and also sharing my experience. I have an unanswered ...
0 votes
1 answer
52 views

"Unanswered" forgotten

Why are "hot" questions displayed first in Ask Ubuntu? Shouldn't the "Unanswered" be first? My observation tells me that more than half of the questions in Unanswered are never answered.
-8 votes
2 answers
94 views

What takes so long to respond?

On other sites on Stack Exchange, I have received quick responses for most of my questions - by quick, I mean within a 24-hour period. I have asked three questions in Ask Ubuntu, and each one of them ...
0 votes
1 answer
71 views

Questions that have been asnwered, but the OP no longer has an account so can't accept an answer

It's really bugging me, and I think that something needs to be done about it, I keep on finding questions like this one which have very good answers, and some of the answers have a lot of upvotes, and ...
3 votes
1 answer
50 views

Questions with 0 answers not highlighted any more :-(

I used to easily see the questions which have not yet got any answer as they were displayed in a red circle until recently. Now it's very hard to easily spot them, and I don't think the argument "too ...
1 vote
1 answer
54 views

Which time period is deemed appropriate to delete an unanswered question from a network site in order to repost it on another site?

I made the mistake of asking a question on StackOverflow. The problem with it is that questions asked there are likely to end up at the bottom of the stack in no time due to the high number of old ...
3 votes
1 answer
57 views

How do I go about asking a question already asked but unanswered?

I recently asked this question What exactly is an "Ubuntu App", as made with the Ubuntu SDK? but to date it has no answers or comments and very few views. It seems to me to be a reasonable ...
24 votes
5 answers
543 views

Unanswered questions - what to do?

Ask Ubuntu currently has the lowest Percent Answered of any Stack Exchange site. What do you think about this, and what should be done about it? Part of the problem is the attitude of questions asked, ...
-4 votes
1 answer
121 views

Could unanswered questions regarding EOL releases be removed via script?

In my quest to clean up the 4000+ unanswered questions with the blacklisted installation tag, I'm constantly running across unanswered questions regarding EOL releases like these: https://askubuntu....
15 votes
6 answers
272 views

What to do with answers posted as comments?

With questions like this (or this), the OP or someone else gives an answer but it's in the form of a comment, so the question is still marked "unanswered" even though it has been answered. ...
0 votes
1 answer
43 views

How can I make people see my question?

I asked a question a while ago and got one answer, but I tried what it said to do and it didn't work. I haven't gotten any more answers. How can I make people see my question? Is there a way to ...
12 votes
3 answers
220 views

Best practise for finding questions to answer

tl;dr: What is your (best) way to find question you can answer on AskUbuntu? I usually log in to AU and surf through the list of new questions. If some "interesting" question catches my eye, I open ...
19 votes
1 answer
461 views

Changes to how we close abandoned questions

This is a heads up for people who regularly flag things as abandoned: The mods are stepping back We're not actually going anywhere and we'll still be dealing with most of the flags that come in but we ...
28 votes
6 answers
870 views

How can we improve the site's answered rate?

According to this our answered rate (percentage of questions with an upvoted answer) is now 76%. We took a big hit with the number of new questions for 12.04/12.10 and the difficulty of being able to ...
13 votes
5 answers
250 views

Unanswered questions, what do we do?

Hi. I'm still very new to Askubuntu, and have a question about unanswered questions. When one goes unanswered for a certain amount of time, what are our options to get the question noticed again?
4 votes
1 answer
91 views

Why does the accept rate calculation include unanswered questions ?

I am used to asking many questions on Ask Ubuntu, but a few of them remain unanswered. Maybe they are too hard to answer or too technical. But this is not the point. My accept rate is therefore lower ...
3 votes
2 answers
83 views

How to make questions noticeable without bounty?

I have asked 2 questions in askubuntu. I beleive both are genuine enough and are binding to the 'rules' of askubuntu. But the questions are barely getting noticed. I even got the tumbleweed badge for ...
12 votes
2 answers
200 views

What to do with the "Will Ubuntu run in X model?" questions?

This drives me nuts. The only solution to these questions is "test it!" but I'm not in the mood to write for each of this questions "The only way you know for sure is to test it with a live CD." There ...
1 vote
1 answer
29 views

"Unanswered" questions tab shows answered questions

Why does the "Unanswered" tab in the main orange bar produce a result different than "Unanswered" in the "Questions" sub-tab? Is there a way to make this less ambiguous?
28 votes
4 answers
485 views

Should we consider unanswered questions a problem yet?

In the fashion of the discussion on meta.SO about unanswered questions on Stack Overflow Currently, out of 120,000 odd questions, only about 70% of them are considered answered. But it wasn't this ...
6 votes
2 answers
101 views

Am I just asking wrong?

I've asked 5 questions since may and got no answers at all. I've been as specific as possible included as many details as possible and generally tried to make my question answerable. So I can only ...
7 votes
1 answer
215 views

New battle plan for the questions that require god-like powers to figure out user problem: Close everything on sight!

TL;DR: Please, decide a policy, adhere to it and enforce it. The main problem here is the lack of cohesion about how to deal with the questions. For that I rant about the following: Yeah, guys, we ...
8 votes
1 answer
87 views

Can I migrate some questions of mine from Superuser to here?

I need to know if some questions of mine could be migrated here, if they are appropriate for this site and if by doing so I will get a chance to have them answered. I write here after being advised ...
-5 votes
3 answers
148 views

Why there are so few answers on askubuntu site? [duplicate]

Why are so few answers on askubuntu? I don't get it, it's quite big when compared with another SE sites, but still very few answers. Very many unanswered questions in my opinion, when compared with ...
4 votes
3 answers
107 views

What to do if your question on AskUbuntu does not get answered?

I really need the answer, can I post my question again?
5 votes
1 answer
102 views

What to do with questions from here that have already been answered in another SE site?

Frequently, I see unanswered questions from this site that has been previously asked in another SE site (mostly SO) and this one has an answer that have worked for the OP. Should I copy and paste the ...
6 votes
1 answer
93 views

Another bit on abandoned questions, but specifically good ones with good answers

Question on a rarer type of abandoned question: Is there a way for 'Community' to take ownership of these questions so an answer can be accepted and the data can be maintained? Is it simpler to ...
11 votes
1 answer
285 views

What to do with questions whose OP hasn't visited the site for a long time?

On viewing unanswered questions I came across this question. While there was nothing wrong with the question, it is very old and the OP hasn't visited the site for a long time. Hence, any answers/...
10 votes
1 answer
196 views

Review Old Questions?

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
34 views

Why does the Unanswered button take me to a list of questions with answers?

Why does the Unanswered button take me to a list of questions with answers? Shouldn't I got to a list of questions with no answers, perhaps with the oldest one first? If the are questions whose ...
23 votes
5 answers
287 views

Closing abandoned questions is harder than it should be.

I've been doing a bunch of digging around to help solve our accept rate problem. It's probably a multifaceted problem so I thought I'd tackle this one for now. According to meta, our policy is to vote ...
9 votes
2 answers
76 views

How about page numbers on the top of pages as well?

I was looking through the unanswered questions in Ask Ubuntu and after reading through some I was at the top of the page. In order to go to the page before or after it, I had to scroll down to the ...
4 votes
2 answers
147 views

Time Frame of Abandoned/Old Questions

I have checked the following questions: What to do with abandoned questions? How should we define "Abandoned" as a close reason? Changes to how we close abandoned questions Closing ...
6 votes
1 answer
144 views

Ping people via email to get their attention

Abandoned threads are toxic. They take up space, people's time and they hurt our answer ratio. As a moderator now, I have the power to directly email somebody about their conduct on the site but not ...