Unanswered threads - "Forums" vs other display

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In summary, there is no specific feature on Physics Forums to view older unanswered threads from the "Forums -> Unanswered Threads" menu. However, you can go to the forum of interest and sort the entries in chronological order to see the oldest to youngest. There is also a forum-wide feature to view unanswered threads, but it only goes back about a month. Additionally, you can use the "filter" function on each forum to sort threads by number of replies ascending, which will display all unanswered threads at the top.
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The unanswered threads displayed in the "Forums" drop down menu go back about a month, but those selected to be displayed under "UNANSWERED THEADS" on the forums pages may be older. Is there a way to view older unanswered threads from the "Forums -> Unanswered Threads" menu?
 
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Funny, I just talked with @Greg Bernhardt about this very issue. There is no PF specific feature to show unanswered threads instead you need to go to the forum of interest and sort the entries in chronological order to see the oldest to youngest.

Of course, you could just page through the forum list of threads looking for 0/1 replies and decide whether to answer or not.
 
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jedishrfu said:
Funny, I just talked with @Greg Bernhardt about this very issue. There is no PF specific feature to show unanswered threads instead you need to go to the forum of interest and sort the entries in chronological order to see the oldest to youngest.
Forum-wide we have https://www.physicsforums.com/find-threads/unanswered, but that doesn't go back more than about a month.

Forum by forum you can use the "filter" function to sort the threads by number of replies ascending, then all unanswered threads will be at the top (in no particular order).
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