Science Fiction and Fantasy's answer rate is at 95% (as shown here) which may sound high, but that ranks us 45th out of 81 sites. Come on! We can do better than that!

I propose that from February 1st to February 7th, we put some focus towards answering the so-far-unanswerable. It's a mission! Right now there are 133 unanswered questions on the site, meaning they're either questions with no answer provided or the answer provided has yet to be upvoted. Around 35 of these are questions, which I don't expect to be answered easily. Let's aim for the rest!

Check these questions out when you're killing time on the site, in between providing the awesome questions and answers you write every day. Read through the provided answers and upvote them if you think they're awesome (they may have slipped past your attention initially or be from before your time). If the answer is not awesome, would an edit improve it? Does it need a whole new answer? Make those changes! Get those points!

Let's make the site comprehensive and robust with information! Let's do this!

  • Too bad I have to wait until tomorrow to start to work on this!
    – DavRob60
    Jan 31, 2012 at 16:59
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    @DavRob60 No one TOUCHES those questions until I say so!!! Jan 31, 2012 at 17:10
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    Iv'e gone through a number of unanswered questions and just could not find the answers for them. (One that stuck in my head was if/when FDR appeared in Buck Rogers.) Maybe there are times when we just challenge people more than the other sites?
    – Tango
    Jan 31, 2012 at 17:10
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    I have also spent hours trying to find answers to some of the unanswerables. Some questions we may just need to wait until the right person comes along who can answer them. Jan 31, 2012 at 18:17
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    I for one welcome our new Brett Overlords! Jan 31, 2012 at 19:20
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    @BrettWhite - off-topic - Brett, why isn't your name followed by the CHAOS character? Is that just you, or the special CHAOS sign was removed from all members? Jan 31, 2012 at 19:21
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    @DVK meta.stackexchange.com/q/110963/165580 Jan 31, 2012 at 19:22
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    Note that 60% of the unanswered questions have 4 or fewer votes, which is very low for this site. That might be because they are obscure, but it might also be because they are not very interesting questions and so not worth much effort answering. Consider down-voting (with comments!) and/or editing the question, as well as answering.
    – Tony Meyer
    Jan 31, 2012 at 21:19
  • @BrettWhite: Too bad, I just closed 2 of them out;-) Jan 31, 2012 at 23:55
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    Those sites with 100% are a bit suspicious. No question too hard? Really?
    – Tony Meyer
    Feb 1, 2012 at 9:15
  • How about doing one of your great DVD offers here? Feb 1, 2012 at 14:26
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    @Wikis That's a thing that could eventually happen. I want to see what can be accomplished first, though, before launching a big contest. Feb 1, 2012 at 16:20
  • You mention points to get, is this a promotional event? Feb 1, 2012 at 19:05
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    Also, I really really tried to find answers to the unanswered questions I came across, I'm afraid I won't be much help here... Feb 2, 2012 at 0:08
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    I knocked two off the list :D
    – HNL
    Feb 8, 2012 at 10:59


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