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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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  • #37
I've added a widget to the main page to help you keep up to date

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  • #38
Up to 57! See if you can help out
https://www.physicsforums.com/unanswered/threads
 
  • #40
There are so many of them appearing during the weekends.
 
  • #44
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.
There are many of them. Get them all!
 
  • #45
mfb said:
There are many of them. Get them all!
I added a new one yesterday :)
 
  • #47
mfb said:
I got an alert for it :D.
omg I should have made it higher lol :biggrin:
 
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  • #48
Greg Bernhardt said:
omg I should have made it higher lol :biggrin:
What are the levels, Greg?
 
  • #53
Greg Bernhardt said:
Woah up to 67!
Well, that just shows how popular the forum is and you should take it as a good thing :smile:
 
  • #56
We're approaching record levels. See if you can help
https://www.physicsforums.com/unanswered/threads
 
  • #57
I just joined the forums and I can say without a doubt, my favorite part about the forums is looking at the unanswered thread and trying to flex my knowledge! I think I am a level two first responder? But honestly, I just like trying to help people out!
 
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  • #58
this is very helpful
 
  • #59
The evolution of PF does not cease to amaze.
 
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  • #60
Now that school is winding down, let's see if we can make some progress shaving this list down.
 
  • #62
I fear I have to be the bearer of bad news (if I'm the first one, otherwise ignore this), the courtesy bump sometimes (not often as far as I can tell) marks a topic answered.
But it drops down the list once again.
Reason I mention this is that when I checked a recent topic of mine which got such a bump, I found another topic in the similar discussions box which suffered this faith.
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/spectrum-of-the-reduced-matrixs-eigenvalues.778158/

I'm not sure how to think about this. It's sad some threads don't get solved, but that's just how it is.
Maybe there can be a new category, threads that have been bumped (with a possible expiration date) so people can see a list if they are interested in such a feature.
This however strongly depends on the "bumping technology" i.e. whether this is at all possible.

Joris

Edit; Down to 38 threads by the way
 
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  • #63
JorisL said:
I fear I have to be the bearer of bad news (if I'm the first one, otherwise ignore this), the courtesy bump sometimes (not often as far as I can tell) marks a topic answered.

This is true. It's just an attempt to give it one last bit of visability.

JorisL said:
I'm not sure how to think about this. It's sad some threads don't get solved, but that's just how it is.

True as well. We just want to give every thread a reasonable chance of being seen and replied to.
 
  • #64
Down to 30, but there are some very specialized questions that are hard to answer.
 
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  • #65
Seem like a fairly crucial feature.
 
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  • #67
Greg Bernhardt said:
Down to 11, can we send it to 0?
Nah. It's like brushing your teeth. You'll just have to do it again tomorrow anyway. :smile:
 
  • #68
phinds said:
Nah. It's like brushing your teeth. You'll just have to do it again tomorrow anyway. :smile:
and... don't you...? :biggrin:
 
  • #69
Greg Bernhardt said:
and... don't you...? :biggrin:
Yeah, but I wouldn't if I didn't have to. The consequence of rotten teeth are even worse than having unanswered threads :smile:
 
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  • #70
phinds said:
Yeah, but I wouldn't if I didn't have to. The consequence of rotten teeth are even worse than having unanswered threads :smile:
In 20 years science will prove otherwise :biggrin:
 

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