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What takes so long to respond?

Your question assumes there are only two reasons a question is unanswered: It's off-topic and the moderators are being lazy. We hate you and won't answer out of spite. I can't speak for everybody ...
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Suggestions to limit the large amount of unanswered questions?

You have some good points here but also a couple of misunderstandings on how the site works. With regards to the 15 questions per page, at the bottom of every page you can select if you want 15, 30 ...
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Set a Watch for an interesting question

If you click on that symbol seen in the screen-shot marked by that arrow this will mark a question as favorite, which you can then see in your profile under favorites, and it even shows you by a blue ...
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What to do with obsolete question?

Such questions normally get closed as not reproducible with the following reason statement: This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only ...
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What to do with answers posted as comments?

Both of those questions have a single problem: they are crappy enough to merit closure. The first question is just 2 sentences and an image, there's nothing to start answering apart the only symptom. ...
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Why are so many answers posted as comments?

Most of times either they are half-hearted answers or they are written by questioner or there is lack of communication between questioner and commentator. Talking about my personal experience there ...
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What takes so long to respond?

There are two problems with this Meta question. The first is that the moderators are responsible for your question in some fashion - they are not. If anyone not responding to you, it is readers, not ...
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How to make questions noticeable without bounty?

Your title is half the battle! "Workaround for installing the AMD propritary driver" doesn't really explain anything to me, it's not even a question! I would not want to click through. I changed ...
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What is a good way to encourage askers to accept an answer?

If you really, really want to, and the OP has posted something indicating they've seen and appreciate the answer, you can add a comment along these lines: If one of the answers here solved your issue,...
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How to transfer a question through Stack Exchange Communities

Transferring posts between communities is a lot more... complex... than you'd think. Firstly, unless there's migration paths opened already (which there are not for the 'community' to use to move ...
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How can I make people see my question?

The best thing to do is to edit the question and add in more information. This shows you are still working on it. Even if it is a couple of lines explaining you found this and that but it still did ...
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What to do with answers posted as comments?

Part of my answer to What to do with questions whose OP hasn't visited the site for a long time? addresses the core question here. Is it answered in comments? If there are comments that ...
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What to do with answers posted as comments?

Questions: While there is no doubt that neither of these questions are great ones, both of them do seem have enough information to reach a conclusion. (This opinion is based on reading the comments ...
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Delete unanswered questions when user no longer exist?

The Idea Stack Exchange is not a help desk. Questions and their answers are supposed to be helpful for (potentially) everybody, not just the one person asking them. Deleting a worthwhile question, ...
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How to get more viewer in an unanswered own question for a new user?

First, this question will help a lot with the views (If you added the question to this one) :) You can also edit the question, this will push it to the top of the active queue. You can also offer a ...
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Me-too post? Or partial answer?

I would like to note that the post in question has been edited (and deleted), and I think Elder Geek's answer may be more directed towards the latest revision than the one that was current when this ...
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Why I cannot answer some questions in askubuntu.com/unanswered (no answer-field)?

As the page says in the bottom, you must earn 10 reputation points before you can answer such a question. This measure is usually put on questions which got many answers in the past that were later ...
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Why is there a staggering amount of unanswered microphone-related questions using ubuntu 20.04?

It's probably due to these factors: There are more and more people working from home, due to Covid-19, and they are taking more remote calls Maybe there are more Ubuntu users generally Ubuntu's ...
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Questions with 0 answers not highlighted any more :-(

I agree with this since I mainly focus on questions with 0 answers myself. It was a useability decision and probably happenend with this announcement: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/13782/minor-...
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Which time period is deemed appropriate to delete an unanswered question from a network site in order to repost it on another site?

There's no convention for deleting and reposting AFAICT, so whenever you wish. Whether it is on-topic however... Compilation problems are typically on-topic because they come up during software ...
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What to do with answers posted as comments?

"I completely support stealing answers-as-comments and posting them as your own answer in these cases" Jeff Atwood - source
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What to do with answers posted as comments?

I really think "Community-Wiki" should be saved for the gospel, set-in-stone, this-is-how-you-do-it answers (like this work of art: How do I install the Nvidia drivers?). I really don't think it was ...
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How to make questions noticeable without bounty?

Jorge's answer is great, but it's only half the deal. Good question should show research effort, be useful and clear (and if so it will have upvotes). After you initially write a question, try to read ...
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"Unanswered" forgotten

I'm not a mod, so stating a personal and subjective opinion: Let's suppose for argument's sake that unanswered questions get shown by default: If someone answers a question, and it would get enough ...
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Questions that have been asnwered, but the OP no longer has an account so can't accept an answer

The voting system already does this. The most popular answer floats to the top. Whether or not it has been accepted really makes very little difference to the person who finds the answer via a search ...
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Why are so many answers posted as comments?

If the comment turns out to be a valuable answer I will ask the contributor to post it as an answer and let them know that, upon them doing so, I will up-vote and mark correct. It seems to work ...
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Me-too post? Or partial answer?

When I posted this, This was a partial answer. And yes, it would likely have been better as a new question. Be that as it may, The aforementioned post clearly shows a commitment to improve it as the ...
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How do I go about asking a question already asked but unanswered?

I would suggest flagging the question if you're unable to start a bounty. If the new question generates answers, the two could be merged. The other option is to start a bounty, but this only works ...
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