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Does "unanswered" just give backwards sort by number of answers?

Shouldn't this actually just give a list of unanswered questions, which are then further sortable? right now it does as in the question title.

(Perhaps this is because ask.sagemath is using an older askbot, in which case my apologies.)

kcrisman's avatar
asked 2011-12-19 15:04:03 -0500
Evgeny's avatar
updated 2011-12-19 15:39:45 -0500
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Not just that, but when meaning of "unanswered question" is "question without accepted answers", which are by default sorted by increasing numbers of answers (and selected based on the absence of accepted answer).

There is also another option in the settings - "question without answers" - in that case sorting by number of answer is meaningless, but still shown. Just created an issue for this: - we will implement it after merging some branch which is in progress now.

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answered 2011-12-19 15:27:49 -0500, updated 2011-12-19 15:48:56 -0500
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Okay, I guess that makes sense. However, "unanswered" would seem to mean "no answer" to me, whereas "no accepted answer" is much more clear. Why not have both available, even if not by default?

kcrisman's avatar kcrisman (2011-12-20 13:26:45 -0500) edit

So my followup is whether ask.sagemath is just old, or why I don't see the button to find "questions without answers".

kcrisman's avatar kcrisman (2011-12-20 13:27:22 -0500) edit

ask.sagemath is outdated, which I can fix, but the setting to choose "no answers" is in the admin panel, only site admins can use it.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-12-20 13:30:50 -0500) edit

So is there a way to search for just '(accepted) answered' questions if one puts things to 'questions without any answers at all'?

kcrisman's avatar kcrisman (2011-12-21 12:48:05 -0500) edit

No, there isn't an option like this.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-12-21 12:52:55 -0500) edit
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