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Announcement Browse unanswered threads is back!

  1. Nov 13, 2014 #1
    Physics Forums is a big place and it's sometimes difficult to find those threads that haven't received a response yet. I think we can all agree that every thread deserves to be responded to in some capacity. That is what helpful and friendly communities do.

    Back in PF 3.5 we had a link that listed the unanswered threads. That functionality is now back in PF 4.0!

    The Unanswered Threads link is located in the Forums navigation drop down, right below New Posts. The list by default shows the last 5 days worth. There is a link at the top right to push it to 7 days.

    Or you can quickly get there using this link
    https://www.physicsforums.com/unanswered/threads

    I should also mention that there is a trophy awarded to those who are often the first to respond to a thread.

    Thanks!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017
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  3. Nov 13, 2014 #2

    ShayanJ

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    Thanks Greg. I was really missing this!
     
  4. Nov 13, 2014 #3

    phinds

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    Very cool. Thanks. Just another example of the excellent infrastructure you've created w/ 4.0
     
  5. Nov 13, 2014 #4

    dlgoff

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    Heading off for a trophy. Cool.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2014 #5
    We're already down 10 less unanswered posts for the day!
     
  7. Nov 13, 2014 #6

    DaveC426913

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    Yes it is.

    Imagine my surprise when I went for the 'New Posts' button at the bottom of the 'Forums' dropdown, and found myself in a place where question after question was being posted but no one was answering...
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014
  8. Nov 13, 2014 #7

    jedishrfu

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    Me too, I'm a first responder or a PF greeter only my post stats will tell...
     
  9. Nov 13, 2014 #8
    You're level 4! Impressive!
     
  10. Nov 14, 2014 #9

    mfb

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    Thanks.
    I really like(d) that feature.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2014 #10
    Does the "auto-bump" post count as answering a thread?

    edit: doh, missed that the list is only for a few days, so that's not an issue then :)
     
  12. Nov 15, 2014 #11
    Technically it would :)
     
  13. Nov 16, 2014 #12

    Orodruin

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    Maybe I can finally get to level 4! :D
     
  14. Nov 17, 2014 #13

    BruceW

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    excellent :) a very useful feature!
     
  15. Nov 21, 2014 #14

    Orodruin

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    Silly me, it seems I got it already a month ago without noticing ... :p
    Level 5 and level awesome, here I come!
     
  16. Dec 20, 2014 #15
    With the slow holiday week let's try to get the number of unanswered posts down to zero!
     
  17. Dec 20, 2014 #16

    ShayanJ

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    Does that mean people get a rest from asking questions in holidays?o_O
     
  18. Dec 20, 2014 #17
    School is out, homework threads will be much fewer
     
  19. Dec 20, 2014 #18

    ShayanJ

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    Yeah, right. I had more physical questions in mind!:D
     
  20. Dec 23, 2014 #19
    Down to 9 unanswered!
     
  21. Jan 7, 2015 #20

    Bystander

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    Are you there yet?
     
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