Bug in the "Newest Unanswered Threads" section?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the Unanswered Threads section on the main page of the website. It is mentioned that there are currently 25 threads without answers, but this number decreases to 17 when the "See all" button is clicked. Clicking on the "More Unanswered Messages" link reveals that there are actually 198 unanswered threads. The conversation then questions why the number of unanswered threads does not change and suggests that it may be a bug. It is explained that the homepage widget is cached for an hour and will show the 200 most recent unanswered threads. It is also noted that over the 17 years of the website's existence, there have been approximately 20,000 threads without any replies. The conversation then shifts
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This is a zoomed view of the Unanswered Threads section in the main page:

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Have a look. It says that there are total 25 such threads.

Now, if I click on the "See all", this number promptly reduces to 17, as below:

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If I click on the "More Unanswered Messages" link towards the right, another page opens, showing that there are 198 unanswered threads.

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Now, the question is, how did the 25 change to 17? And secondly, the 198 unanswered threads never changes. I had posted a thread some days back, asking about the PF policy on old threads. The reason is, I found several spam or useless threads here. I reported many of them, and the mentors have removed them as appropriate, but the 198 unanswered threads never reduced, the number always remains 198.

Do these indicate a bug?
 

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Wrichik Basu said:
Now, the question is, how did the 25 change to 17?

The homepage widget is cached for an hour.

Wrichik Basu said:
And secondly, the 198 unanswered threads never changes.

It will show the 200 most recent unanswered threads. As you answer some, it will bring in new ones that are older. In fact over 17 years we have something like 20k threads with no reply.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
The homepage widget is cached for an hour.
Understood.

Greg Bernhardt said:
In fact over 17 years we have something like 20k threads with no reply.

20k! That's a lot.

Anyways, thanks for the help.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
In fact over 17 years we have something like 20k threads with no reply.
Just to get the statistics, how many answered threads.
 
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This thread is the 943761st thread ever made in physicsforums (see the URL). A couple more have been made afterwards but that number is a very good estimate.
 
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mfb said:
This thread is the 943761st thread ever made in physicsforums (see the URL). A couple more have been made afterwards but that number is a very good estimate.
So what's the best estimate for the creation of the millionth thread? Naive forecast (940k/17years≈55k/year) is for about this time next year.
 
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56,000 more. 56,000 threads ago was 888000, a thread from October 2016 (an answered thread). Late 2019 if we have the same frequency of new threads as in the last 1.5 years.
 
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Tom.G said:
Just to get the statistics, how many answered threads.
663K
 
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