Has anyone else noticed that we are 5th from bottom with an answer rate of only 76%?
On the one hand there are some questions that appear "answered" in the comments, like this one:
These should probably try be tidies up and "answered", if only to shift them off the unanswered board.
On the otherhand if we do have a large number of genuine unanswered questions, what do people think the reasons are, and what can be done about it?
Are they bad questions - in which case should more be closed. Or are they just too hard?
The concern might be that it doesn't look great if you only have a 3 in 4 chance of getting an answer...
Currently (8 Feb 2013):
- $17420$ questions,
- $4175$ have no upvoted answer (24%)
- $484$ have answers, but no upvotes (2.8%)
Not that I am suggesting we go round randomly upvoting old answers - but are all 484 answers rubbish? I think I mights start flicking through some of these old questions, see if any good answers have gone unnoticed. Any chance anyone else might do the same? Of course at the same time there might also be old questions that could be answered...
(Now would be a good time to answer old questions, if people can be persuaded to start looking at voting on old questions)