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It's one of those days where I'm in the mood for a spring clean-up on JSE.

Lets say there are some questions that are 6 months old, don't have any answers and don't have any upvotes. What action should be taken here?

At this point, I can only assume the OP has either gone with a different approach, therefore should we vote to close? flag to delete?

Opinions?

  • Great idea to have a spring cleanup sprint. You have my support in looking into flagged questions. – Valentin Despa Mar 15 '16 at 20:51
  • Cheers Valentin. Will start tomorrow – Lodder Mar 15 '16 at 21:28
  • @ValentinDespa - Reached the "vote to close" limit. – Lodder Mar 16 '16 at 11:59
  • how many can you vote to close? I think you can also flag the questions with " in need of moderator intervention" and refer to this question. – Valentin Despa Mar 17 '16 at 5:12
  • Yesterday I also reached "close limit" after 15 votes to close. Didn't know they have such a limit too... Oh, well... – Mikan Mar 18 '16 at 9:21
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I believe that despite the question has received no attention (upvotes, comments, answers), if it is a good question, then we could upvote it and try to draw attention to it, or even answer it.

I believe we should not be closing good questions, even if they don't have answers or other activity already. At some point, someone could post a really good answer so future users with a similar problem will arrive here and find the solution.

If the question is of bad quality, then we should have marked it for deletion at first place and if we missed doing so, then maybe the right time is now that you are in the spring clean-up mood.

  • Fair point made FFrewin. – Lodder Mar 15 '16 at 21:28
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    If the question is particularly good, I'd even recommend putting a bounty on it. – TryHarder Mar 15 '16 at 23:43
  • Agreed with @FFrewin – Terry Carter Mar 16 '16 at 21:41
  • Agreed with @FFrewin – Mikan Mar 18 '16 at 10:15
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    Note that there are badges for answering old questions. Let's all become Necromancers! – Pavel V. Mar 19 '16 at 7:42

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