The Unanswered Questions list is supposed to show all questions "with no upvoted or accepted answers".

This question only has one answer with a negative score and it has not been accepted. So why doesn't the question show up in the Unanswered Questions list?


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The problem is not with your question.

The skeptics.stackexchange.com is not showing unanswered questions with negative answers.

In a blog post Ok, now define answered. It said:

As of today, here’s how we do it:

  • Answered questions have at least one answer with one upvote (or accepted)
  • Unanswered questions have no answers with upvotes (or accepted)

Well, apparently not on skeptics.

The system is claiming to list:

questions with no upvoted or accepted answers.

While it is actually listing:

questions with no answers

For example my question Is "Foot Fetish" caused by cross-wiring in the brain? isn't listed though it has a -9 answer.

  • I just went through all 25 pages in the Unanswered Questions list, and I did find this one question that has an answer with a 0 score: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/26964/… Mar 11, 2015 at 21:24
  • Try to downvote the answer please, let's see if the problem is with downvoted answers.
    – My Name
    Mar 11, 2015 at 21:28
  • I'd like to be able to remove the downvote, but I'm not sure the Unanswered Questions list will update in time for me to remove the downvote? Mar 11, 2015 at 21:30
  • Try upvoting the spider's answer then. Let's wait and see if the system will show it. I have reached a limit for voting, otherwise I would have voted.
    – My Name
    Mar 11, 2015 at 21:34
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    I don't think upvoting it will tell us much. You downvote it, we'll wait and see what happens, and I'll upvote it later to cancel out your downvote. :) Mar 11, 2015 at 21:38
  • OK I just downvoted it, let's see what happens. If it takes too long, you'll have to upvote it later. Mar 11, 2015 at 21:41
  • Okay, you can even remove your downvote when we edit the answer.
    – My Name
    Mar 11, 2015 at 21:41
  • Good idea. I don't see it in the list anymore. It's a problem with negative answers. Mar 11, 2015 at 21:43
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    Just what I thought, we got the bug :)
    – My Name
    Mar 11, 2015 at 21:44
  • Can you make some sort of edit, since you have enough rep to apply edits immediately, so I can remove the downvote? Mar 11, 2015 at 21:45
  • Okay, you may remove the downvote.
    – My Name
    Mar 11, 2015 at 21:46
  • Thanks. I already have an open question on Meta.SE related to this, I will update it later with our findings. Mar 11, 2015 at 21:48
  • Oh my dog, it seems the bug is not only on this site.
    – My Name
    Mar 11, 2015 at 21:51

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