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[BUG]"Unanswered questions" filter does not filter closed questions

When using "unanswered questions" filter the questions marked as "Closed" still appear on the list.

This seems to make no sense. Whether OP closes the question or marks the best answer both mean they don't need any further replies.

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  • Hi Jelena,

    I totally agree with you. Thanks for raising it and sorry for getting back so late on this. Moshe has already reported this issue to IT. Regards,


  • Hi Jelena, I'm also not happy about the fact, that this (and many other) bug(s) still exist(s). However I can reassure that an IT-ticket was created for this when you reported it.
    I didn't get back to you because, unfortunately, there was no update on this. With this one, because it didn't get prioritized - it didn't get processed. Again, I apologize for this bad experience and thank you for your contibution and for your patience. Regards Mynyna

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  • Posted on Jan 03, 2018 at 03:48 PM

    Oh hi, Jelena! It's so nice of you to report this. I've noticed it's been over a year already. Wow, time flies...

    Anyways, I thought of your post [yet again] when browsing recently as the closed questions still show up as "unanswered" in both Q&A list and in the profile under our questions. Really interesting case. It looks like "closed" is neither answered nor unanswered. Huh.

    Well, I hope you'll find some answer for this in 2018, who knows.

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    • Thanks, Moshe. It's really quite mind-boggling though that this issue would require any special UX expertise. To me, it's just basic logic. What's the definition of "unanswered"? If someone believes that closed questions belong to "unanswered" category (which would be semantically correct, I guess) then provide an option to exclude closed questions. Because when people like me are looking where we could help we don't want to spend time on closed questions.

      Very simple IMHO. Yet this has been the issue since 2012 when locked threads started to appear on the "open question" list. I wrote about it back then but nothing happened. However, there were only few locked questions before (because only the moderators could do that) while now people close questions quite frequently.