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Should the Community bot reduce questions bumping? (Update: now reduced, but further action needed)

On every Stack Exchange site, there is a Community user bot that likes to randomly bump unanswered questions. Based on my observations, we got an almost consistent hourly bump every day, and that ...
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No one answered my question for 20 days

I have a question about my Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange post: My ZTE Z812 is not rebooting when when I press and hold the power button I have waited 20 days for an answer and I got nothing. No ...
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How to promote an answer from a comment?

I've seen in an unanswered question that an user posted what seems to be an answer as a comment. That user has not posted it as an answer although someone suggested him to do so (maybe he has not ...
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Old questions w/o answers and low view count

Every now and then, I run what I call a "housecleening task", walking the "unanswered" questions and see which I can answer, which are not answerable, and which might be closed. My actions are ...
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Questions whose answer was posed in the question body, or in the comments below, what should one do?

In the effort to "clean" the unanswered questions (credits to all of you), one bumps into questions already answered by the querist, either within the question body, or in the comments below....
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Should we go back and close the unanswerable questions in the old Unanswered backlog?

I took a peek at the oldest Unaswered questions and most of them are either Too Localized or Not Real Questions (and thus impossible to ever answer) or Shopping Requests (thus not constructive or Off ...
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Android-SE Unanswered Questions Cleanup

Currently, there are 960 questions with no upvoted answers on the main site. Of those: around 800 are more than a month old. 710 have no answer at all. more than 400 questions are of score 0 or less. ...
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Is it ever acceptable to prod a user into accepting an answer?

I've seen a lot of questions with good solid answers that have been upvoted repeatedly (even questions where the asker has commented on an answer and basically said that it helped them solve their ...
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Questions that answer themselves without an Answer

In this question, for example, the asker gives two answers in the body of his question in "Update:" edits, but hasn't posted either as an answer so will this question now always show as being ...
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