Also visiting the list of all sites according to percent answered criteria gives an idea about our where we stand.
You'll find Hinduism.SE among the last 16 of 150+ communities. Especially talking about
Beta communities (as this doesn't matter much to
launched communities) we're at 4th from the last! Other religion communities viz. Buddhism, Christianity are doing much better in this area.
I think we can achieve this by considering following solutions:
Search through questions having no answers:
Here are some tips for searching:
Look for unanswered questions with your skilled/favourite tags for example first go to https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=unanswered and search for your favourite tags by entering
[tag-name]in search bar. It will show you unanswered tags as per your specified tag criteria.
Another way is to add some tags as "Favorite Tags" from left-side bar and now you can simply click on your favourite tag while surfing through https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/unanswered. It will filter unanswered questions as per your favourite tags for example : https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/unanswered/tagged/
Or https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/unanswered/tagged?tab=mytags for filtering unanswered questions based on your all favourite tags together.
This may be an effective way for answering unanswered questions in your skilled/favourite area!
So, I'm encouraging experienced and knowledgeable users to consider answering or pay attention to unanswered questions.
Here I'm mainly addressing experienced users as they are familiar with StackExchange and also know how to write a good answer.
Here I'm mainly addressing knowledgeable users as they have the skill and knowledge in some areas and scriptural knowledge is essential to provide canonical answers.
Following are some suggestions while visiting unanswered question:
If you find question is not clear then consider to improve question by editing.
If you find question that are either off-topic, primarily opinion based or duplicate, then consider to vote/flag for closing.
On some of old questions I've found that sometimes comments are actually answering the question or can answer the question the question if expanded or elaborated. So, if this is the case, then try to answer the question especially when questioner reply in favourable way like that worked as answer, something like: "Thank you!, this helped me" or "Thank you!, this is what I was looking for" etc. by questioner on your comment to question.
This will help our community to show good performance in terms of percentage answered as well as help unanswered questions/users to get quality answers!
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