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999 questions with no answers and counting (downwards)

I would love to see a histogram of how many questions have 0, 1, 2, 3, ... answers A while ago I wrote a query for this for this MathOverflow answer, to demonstrate that it seems to follow Zipf's Law....
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Is it wrong for someone to post an answer that does not meet their own up-vote standard?

tl;dr: Basically don't worry, just go ahead and contribute! Is it wrong for someone to post an answer that does not meet their own up-vote standard? Question: Is it wrong to have a less stringent ...
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Why don't question-askers accept answers?

There are many reasons. In favor of our members who ask questions: Yes, we have a tour, we have discussions about how to write questions, and we have instructions regarding what to do when one does ...
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Threshold for site graduation?

As called2voyage has pointed out, those metrics are both obsolete and . . . honestly, kinda awful when it comes to determining whether a site should really graduate. If I can steal the syntax of a ...
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For multi-part questions, are both partial and complete answers encouraged?

If the question is not reasonably scoped, then the author should be given the opportunity to neck it down to a single question. Otherwise, it should either be closed or improved by our user community ...
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Why don't question-askers accept answers?

There might be one more reason. StackExchange Astronomy is one of the few places where astronomy-dummies can get answers to our questions. So those of us (myself included) who are learning about ...
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Why don't question-askers accept answers?

update: searching with: hasaccepted:no user:me answers:1 has yielded 116 questions hasaccepted:yes user:me answers:1 yields 371 ...
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Is it wrong for someone to post an answer that does not meet their own up-vote standard?

When going over my own answers, I don't think they all would pass my own standard for up-voting. The expression "imposter syndrome" leaps to mind. Something like that anyway. Only you know ...
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Is it wrong for someone to post an answer that does not meet their own up-vote standard?

There can be only one person to judge wether you have different standarts for upvoting an answer and writing one yourself. However these scales could be skewed and might be considered differently by ...
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What are "recent hot answers"?

It looks like this isn't anything new, just . . . something that was never well-publicized. It's been around since at least late 2012, and probably longer - so definitely not new. I don't think you ...
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Why was this answer deleted? Is it possible to re-open and this link added to it?

There's a proposed reason for closing the answer that is certainly sufficient. I don't think there's any need to find out if this was the exact reason or not in order to say that the answer should not ...
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