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Science is hard. Not every question can actually be answered. Answering takes time. It's not about statistics. With that out of the way, let's focus on the problem at hand: We could do better. The question now is how. Well, there is the obvious: answer them. What seems to be happening is that the number of people asking grows a lot faster than the number of ...


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As a site grows it is expected to have more and more unanswered questions. In beta stages it was important to get to approximately 90% answered questions to show that there is an answering crowd with the interest to provide these. With growth (as one might hope) the field is broadened, more specialised questions get asked, which are difficult to answer. On ...


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One idea is to hold regular chat session, where we look for unanswered questions and post/discuss ones that seem answerable (the easy ones). It's much easier to answer when you have realtime help if needed, and this makes it easier to organize the answering. We can collect the tougher ones in a meta post. Or just categorize all the unanswered questions in ...


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My (very brief) analysis is as follows. Anything that uses hybridisation for transition metal complexes is almost certainly wrong, see: Why is it wrong to use the concept of hybridization for transition metal complexes? I don't think this one needed to be closed and would be happy to reopen if the community agrees. Sometimes questions don't get answered. ...


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I am positive this is working as expected. I went through the first 15 entries in this list. I believe the secondary sort criterion is votes. Remember that in SE terms a question is only answered is it has an accepted answer or one that has a score greater one. This was not the case for the entries I checked. On the other hand, when I switch to votes, I get ...


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I don't see closed questions as too much of a problem. Correct me if I'm wrong, please, but the closed questions with low traffic get removed after some time, right? My thought is to first go to the unanswered questions and start with the ones with negative votes. Are those questions that should be closed? If so, let's close them. The unanswered questions ...


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Proposed timing: Saturday the 8th, 8:00 UTC Link to chat event: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/3229/the-periodic-table


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The next date is April 23, a Wednesday. I will be around at about 5.00 pm UTC time, and hope to see as many faces (nicknames) as possible!


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How does 21 or 22 UTC on Thursday sound, as an alternative to the Saturday one?


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For a preliminary session, which is focused mainly on categorizing the questions: Proposed timing: Thursday, Feb 27, 19:00 UTC


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