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20 most viewed questions that need answers (Updated 12 Apr 2024)

Some of these questions do have answers, but these answers have negative votes. Only questions with upvotes will be removed from the list. In addition, this list has new questions sprinkled throughout!...
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Inconsistency in "Unanswered" category, when moving between pages

I've recently noticed a bug while selecting the option "Unanswered" in question's category (mobile device). Whenever I seelct it, the questions gets sorted on the basis of "Votes". ...
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Fallacy in my argument, reason for getting question closed? How to improve my (another) question? Why did I get half the bounty amount?

I recently added an answer to Why is [Ni(en)3]2+ paramagnetic? Atomic number of Ni is 28, $\ce{Ni^{2+}}$ has configuration $\mathrm{[Ar]3d^8}$. It can not form lower spin octahedral complex due to ...
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What are the ways to bring attention to a question?

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....
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Lets clean up this backlog of unanswered questions

The Problem As explained in this post and a follow-up to this one: Obviously the event linked did a lot to clean up unanswered questions, but there is still a long way to go! Statistics for my ...
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What can or should be done about the unanswered?

2016, a year in closing demonstrates that out of 10448 questions asked on the main site on 2016, 5,621 are either closed or unanswered. That is, 53.8 % of more recent questions didn't end up with an ...
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"Is my calculation correct" is back again

The answers of What should be done with "Is my calculation correct ?"-type questions? clear out that questions need not be deleted by the OP/Community. Note: This is the Part-2 of the ...
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Scheduling of Chat Session 3

So I've been asked to start coordinate the third chat session, in which we'd attack the large (but slowly dwindling) number of unanswered questions on this site. If you don't know what this is all ...
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Chat event to deal with unanswered questions

As a follow up to this post, I think we should have an informal chat event (or a series of chat events) to help clean up all the old, unanswered questions which we have. Basically, we schedule a 30 ...
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To accompany the chat event notice

To accompany the post Chat event to deal with unanswered questions — details and scheduling, if people are not able to make it to the sessions (as is my case), just get into it anyway.... If you don'...
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Evaluation of the Chat Event (Session 1)

Summary All in all, this chat session was a great pleasure. I found the atmosphere amicable and yet productive, and it was a lot of fun to see the number of unanswered questions dwindle away. Thank ...
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Dealing with unanswered questions

Currently, Chem.SE has a lot of unanswered questions. To me, this isn't a good sign, as the main purpose of the site (to build useful Q&As) is being only half-fulfilled. We're getting a decent ...