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Does this stack have a not-answering-questions problem? What should be done about it?

(This question is intended as a less-ranty and less-likely-to-be-immediately-closed version of another recent one. I'm posting this as a new question because suggested edits aren't possible on Meta.) ...
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Featuring questions that never got an answer or upvoted answer

I think as we are reaching close to 4000 questions that do not have an answer or an upvoted answer, would it be possible to feature perhaps every day an older question (in a feature box that remains ...
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Dealing with old questions

A quick search yields 2383 (as of posting) questions left open with zero answers. Subtracting out questions with negative scores and questions posted over the past two days, there's still 2363 ...
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Bounties haven't yielded answers, what next?

I have asked some questions over my tenure here that I have tried to promote with bounties. After limited success, I have started to offer smaller bounties, but still received no answers. Is there a ...
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2 questions on unanswered bounties

I currently have an unanswered question for which the bounty just expired. I got an inbox message stating that the bounty will be "auto awarded". If no one answered, who is it awarded to? If it's no ...
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Is there a suggested waiting period prior to answering my own question?

I noticed in the M.Y. rules that it is fine for someone to answer his / her own question. On a few occasions, I have posted a question that I already have an answer for. I usually don't like to be a "...
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Duplicate questions where the higher quality question was added after the lower quality question?

Following from this topic, I'd like to posit a few hypotheticals about duplicate questions, and ask what we should do in each case: Hypothetical #1: The situation described in the title. A question ...
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Unanswered questions with answers?

Why is it that many of the questions that appear when a user clicks "Unanswered" from the main page have answers? What is the unanswered catagory? Is it questions without an accepted answer?
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Asking unanswerable questions

Sometimes I feel like certain questions may be unanswerable, such as: Moshe's mask and Purim Facing Yerushalaim during Kaddish (especially before I revised it) They are asking for sources that ...
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Sort questions by their answers' votes

When looking through questions for ones that still don't have well done answers, I think a good way to sort the questions is by total answer score, the theory being that once a question has been ...
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