It's always nice to start the year with a nice cleaning excercise. And we have collected a lot of things to clean up over the years. Currently we have 31'216 questions in stock. That is an amazing figure compared to other StackExchange sites. Among those questions, there are 9'909 which either don't have an answer, or have answer which has answers without upvotes. That's more than 3 of 10 questions.
Some of it depend on out poor voting statistic on the site (some of the questions actually has accepted answers, but no upvotes). Some depend on the fact that the answer given didn't solve the problem.
5'291 questions of the total, doesn't have answers at all. That's almost 17 percent of the total no of questions. So we got things to do, but this shouldn't be solved today, this week or this month. This is a long term project we need to deal with.
In the StackExchange Sites Page, everyone can see the overall statistics if clicking a site. We are low on answered questions, compared to other sites StackOverflow (77%), ServerFault (82%), Web Applications (80%) and User Experience (99%).
What can I do?
Answer Questions! You can lookup a tag you know you have the knowledge in, and follow the unanswered questions down the list, and try to answer some of them. There are reps lying around for those who put in the extra effort.
Upvote Accepted Answers! If the accepted answer is good enough for an upvote. If not, write a better answer, or edit the accepted answer to make it better.
Vote to close! if there is a close reason for the current question.
Flag Questions! If you find questions that are Off Topic, is out-dated or you find anything else that needs to be taken care of.
Go to the tags page, and find the tag you would like to work on. When you click on the tag, you end up on another page where you select the unanswered tab on the local navigation menu.
- 1422 unanswered questions tagged 2010
- 1060 unanswered questions tagged 2013
- 830 unanswered questions tagged sharepoint-designer
- 234 unanswered questions tagged sharepoint-apps
16592 unanswered questions tagged powershell
No effort is to small to perform. Already we have a few users doing a very good job in our tag wiki. Every little bit of work counts.