Browse unanswered threads is back

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In summary, 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. There is a button to "auto-bump" posts to increase the number of responses. The first person to respond to a thread gets a trophy.
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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!
 
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Thanks Greg. I was really missing this!
 
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Very cool. Thanks. Just another example of the excellent infrastructure you've created w/ 4.0
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
I should also mention that there is a trophy awarded to those who are often the first to respond to a thread.
Heading off for a trophy. Cool.
 
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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...
 
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Me too, I'm a first responder or a PF greeter only my post stats will tell...
 
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jedishrfu said:
Me too, I'm a first responder or a PF greeter only my post stats will tell...
You're level 4! Impressive!
 
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Thanks.
I really like(d) that feature.
 
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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 :)
 
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Lord Crc said:
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 :)
Technically it would :)
 
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Maybe I can finally get to level 4! :D
 
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excellent :) a very useful feature!
 
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Orodruin said:
Maybe I can finally get to level 4! :D

Silly me, it seems I got it already a month ago without noticing ... :p
Level 5 and level awesome, here I come!
 
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With the slow holiday week let's try to get the number of unanswered posts down to zero!
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
With the slow holiday week let's try to get the number of unanswered posts down to zero!
Does that mean people get a rest from asking questions in holidays?o_O
 
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Shyan said:
Does that mean people get a rest from asking questions in holidays?o_O
School is out, homework threads will be much fewer
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
School is out, homework threads will be much fewer
Yeah, right. I had more physical questions in mind!:D
 
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Orodruin said:
Level 5 and level awesome, here I come!
Are you there yet?
 
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Bystander said:
Are you there yet?
5, yes. Awesome, no. Still a bit to go.
 
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Level 5 got fixed today, so multiple members got it at the same time, including us here.

Edit: Got the awesome level :D.
 
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Ah-hah. So it wasn't level 4 plus 200.
 
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47 threads need a response :)
https://www.physicsforums.com/unanswered/threads
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
47 threads need a response :)
https://www.physicsforums.com/unanswered/threads
Uh ... why is that a smiley face instead of a frowny face ? You are HAPPY that there are so many? I think tree frog is sending mixed messages.
 
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phinds said:
Uh ... why is that a smiley face instead of a frowny face ? You are HAPPY that there are so many? I think tree frog is sending mixed messages.
I don't motivate through guilt and sadness :) :) :) :)

Now 51 :(
 
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HEY ! What happened to the tree frog ? Did you forget to feed it and it died and you buried it on that island?
 
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phinds said:
HEY ! What happened to the tree frog ? Did you forget to feed it and it died and you buried it on that island?
Feeling the winter blues, need some beach time!
 
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jedishrfu said:
I didn't see a corona
I drink Pacifico and Modello Especial my friend :)
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
With the slow holiday week let's try to get the number of unanswered posts down to zero!

I'm assuming you want the answers to be useful right? Well I'll try...
 
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