I thought I would have a look at the unanswered questions on JSE, so I went to:


And according to the results, it says there are 91 questions. However, when I do a "find" action in the browser for 0 answers, there are 28 matches in total.

I then has a look at the JSE stats on Area51 and apparently only 85% of questions had been answered.

So if the correct results for unanswered question is 28, how is this 15% of the total questions asked on JSE (619 so far)?

Is this a bug, or do questions have to have more than 1 answer to be considered an "answered" question?

1 Answer 1


We unfortunately use two different definitions of "unanswered" depending on which page you're looking at - one is "no answers at all" and the other is "no upvoted answers".

The tooltip on the "unanswered" tab you're looking at notes that we're using the latter definition there:

Questions that have no upvoted answers

  • Thank you for clearing that up Anna
    – Lodder
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 20:25
  • Thanks for the info. One quick additional question: Does a question count as answered if an answer has X upvotes, or does it have to be marked as "Accepted" to count as answered in the statistics?
    – johanpw
    Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 17:46
  • @johanpw It doesn't have to be marked as accepted.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 17:47

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