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My approach is generally to prod people who leave good comments into making them into answers, with sentences like "@username, if you posted that as an answer I would definitely upvote it!" That seems to work pretty well. If a few days later the answer still hasn't been posted, I'll post an answer of my own, using the comment as the core but also making a ...


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I very like Stella Biderman's approach, which is also probably the more common here. I don't like when someone copies a comment into an answer, without adding anything, just to avoid leaving a question unanswered. However, I'd like to add a remark. I very frequently access SE from the Android app, especially during dead times (while waiting in a line, at ...


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I don't think that the number of unanswered questions that on Academia.SE is actually a problem. The current percent answered is 98%, which is quite healthy for an SE site (see the site rankings by percent answered). If the percentage starts climbing, it would be worth thinking about what to do, but at least for the few months I've been here these numbers ...


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How can users be encouraged to take a look at these questions There's already an "Unanswered" tab that directs some attention to these. If you think a question is especially interesting, you can offer a bounty to get it more attention. Should some of these questions reviewed to find out whether they are eligible to remain opened? I don't think ...


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