asnaseer
  • asnaseer
What criteria is used to establish that a question is unanswered?
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katieb
  • katieb
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anonymous
  • anonymous
none?
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
I am talking about the new feature where we can click on "unanswered questions" to view just those questions that have note been answered yet.
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh, forgot about it, yeah it would be interesting to know it because question with answer, no answers, medals no medals are shown

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asnaseer
  • asnaseer
yes - that is why I wanted to know what criteria is being used.
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
or does it currently have a bug?
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
It should only be questions that have no medals. If you're seeing questions with medals in the unanswered tab, that means something's wrong heh.
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
here is an example from the Mathematics group
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anonymous
  • anonymous
it's because of another bug, all red things is shown in unanswered questions, but as it was mentioned earlier some questions are red even with medals
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Aha. Indeed. We'll look at it and see what's up, thanks.
asnaseer
  • asnaseer
ok - thanks for acknowledging this.
anonymous
  • anonymous
That is not a good criteria to determine if a question is "answered" or not. There are many times I get medals for attempting to teach and I give for the same reason. The question is not answered yet in this case.
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
It's not a criteria so much as a heuristic. We're trying to get a decent idea of whether a question has been answered while not producing too many false negatives (i.e., cases where the original poster never marked something as answered).
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Moreover, on a site like this, we call it answered, but really it's more useful to know if there is a person present who will likely end up giving an answer, which if you're interacting and get a medal is likely (though not guaranteed!) to be the case. We intend to do some random sampling on our database to see how accurate the heuristic is.

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