Consider the following question: Why does [Co(NO2)6]4− ion have 3 unpaired electron as opposed to 1?. I believe this is a great question that was asked quite a lot of time ago and still has no answers. What are the ways of generating interest on the site with regards to these old questions?
A few solutions I have encountered are:
Setting a bounty: This is a good way of bringing attention. However, the risk involved in doing so is quite high. You lose the bounty that you pledge immediately and there is also a chance of not receiving a satisfactory answer within the bounty period.
- Asking others to set a bounty: This thread seems good but I am not sure if Martin is still accepting nominations here.
Editing the post: This bumps the question to the top of the queue. However, this is yet to bring results (I tried this tactic with the question I mentioned above, but haven't got anything yet)
Writing a meta post mentioning this question. Which is what I am doing here ;)
If anyone has any other ways of generating interest regarding these questions, please suggest.