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  • 2 years ago

What criteria is used to establish that a question is unanswered?

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  1. Tomas.A
    • 2 years ago
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    none?

  2. asnaseer
    • 2 years ago
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    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.

  3. Tomas.A
    • 2 years ago
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    oh, forgot about it, yeah it would be interesting to know it because question with answer, no answers, medals no medals are shown

  4. asnaseer
    • 2 years ago
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    yes - that is why I wanted to know what criteria is being used.

  5. asnaseer
    • 2 years ago
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    or does it currently have a bug?

  6. shadowfiend
    • 2 years ago
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    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.

  7. asnaseer
    • 2 years ago
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    here is an example from the Mathematics group

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  8. Tomas.A
    • 2 years ago
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    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

  9. shadowfiend
    • 2 years ago
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    Aha. Indeed. We'll look at it and see what's up, thanks.

  10. asnaseer
    • 2 years ago
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    ok - thanks for acknowledging this.

  11. GT
    • 2 years ago
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    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.

  12. shadowfiend
    • 2 years ago
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    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).

  13. shadowfiend
    • 2 years ago
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    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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