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Collecting good comments on Unanswered Questions into a Community Wiki answer

There is no need to approach the commenters to add their comments to an answer. Just do it. Comments are not intended to have long-term value. They are intended to make suggestions for improvements, ...
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Possible Solution for Zombies (unanswered questions)

I think this would require a large cultural shift to get others to do this too. If you want to post a bounty then feel free to do so. I post bounties for questions every now and then, and I've seen ...
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(Follow-up) Possible Solution for Zombies : The Brainstorm

Vote to close zombies which should be closed. That makes it easier to find the ones which could be answered.
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How long does it usually take to get code reviewed on this site?

Here is a Stack Exchange Data Explorer query, written by @LokiAstari and tweaked by me, showing the average time between the question and the first answer. As you can see, there can be huge ...
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Tool for Zombie-hunting

I've noticed during my searches of unanswered questions that some of the answers actually have answers that haven't been voted up. This is what I call "Ripe Zombies" (ripe as in ready for the ...
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Search or list unanswered questions by language

Yes you can search by unanswered and by tag: [java] is:question answers:0 The square brackets denote the tag, and the search tips of ...
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Should we automatically close old zombies?

No Personally Personally if someone reviews one of my old questions and teaches me something new I would be as grateful as if the question were one day old. Again the age of the code or question doesn'...
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Can I repost my question if the original received no answers or comments?

No, you cannot do this as it'll just be closed as a duplicate of the original question. If you really have nothing else to do with the question nor do you have sufficient rep to raise a bounty, you ...
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Any reason my "Emulation of SE's text input control for tags" question has gone unanswered?

Looking at the timechart of the percentage of answered questions on Code Review, there is indeed a declining trend, meaning that it's harder these days than it used to be. This data is gathered from ...
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(Follow-up) Possible Solution for Zombies : The Brainstorm

The Walking Dead Prison : If you haven't watched Walking Dead, don't go past season 1 (citation needed), because the season two is loonnnggg. In the season 3, they end up in a prison where they need ...
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When making a modification to a program, what do we include in the review?

I think you've missed a lot of context from your question, which can be found in chat. Lack of response to your question Should I close this question? Based on the lack of response, I am concluding ...
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What are the most active languages on Code Review

Based purely on usage, the easiest way is to look at the Tags and ignore anything not a language. The top 5 happen to be languages and include both C++ and JavaScript. Language Questions This month ...
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(Follow-up) Possible Solution for Zombies : The Brainstorm

Since gamification is baked into the system: in your own profile, you can choose two badges to track progress towards them: one "normal" badge and one tag badge. (Alternatively you can track a "normal"...
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Any reason my "Emulation of SE's text input control for tags" question has gone unanswered?

Every 1 in 10 on-topic questions is left unanswered. That's a rough statistic that has been so for a long time now and it's slowly getting worse (as indicated by Simon's answer). Some questions are ...
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(Follow-up) Possible Solution for Zombies : The Brainstorm

The Rising Dead Challenge : Rising Dead is a video game where you kill plenty of zombies for whichever reason they must explain later than after the 10 first minutes of the game where I decided it ...
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Possible Solution for Zombies (unanswered questions)

The point is that normal users generally won't see these questions and it might be good to bring them back into focus, so that someone can try to answer. I support the idea of bounties on zombie ...
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Should we automatically close old zombies?

No. Automatically closing old, unanswered questions is not a good idea. There are a variety of reasons for a question to be unanswered. This includes a poor question (in which case it will likely get ...
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Why delete a lone upvoted answer on a CR question?

Why was it deleted? Only the deleter can correctly answer that question. It is possible it was for the disciplined badge, as the user got the badge two minutes after deleting the post. But it's also ...
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(Follow-up) Possible Solution for Zombies : The Brainstorm

Focus on activity of recent questions I would focus on actively reviewing, voting, commenting, closing recent questions to avoid creating zombies in the making. As the question count goes up, the ...
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