Whenever I ask a question, if there is no activity on the question on first day, it is hard to find it in the Questions list. So if the question is lucky enough to be spotted by someone who can answer it, on the first day, then it get enough attention. Otherwise it is buried in the new Questions list.

My question is, what should we do if the question is not getting attention?


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I'll just link to the main meta here: Getting attention for unanswered questions?

Sergey already lists the top two options, but here is their advice verbatim:

  1. You can "bump" your question by editing the question to provide status and progress updates resulting from your own continued efforts to answer the question yourself. I usually do that unless I really hit a dead end with no further clues to follow. Some times I eventually bring about enough understanding to realise the answer, and thus post a resolution to my own problem.
  2. If you have at least 75 rep points, you can offer a bounty, promising to give some of your points to the person who correctly answers your question.
  3. Upvote the original question - every upvote helps increase its profile on the site.
  4. Use the share button beneath the original question to advertise it to your networks

Do not post your question a second time, as it will be closed as a duplicate of your first question.

Not sure how you're supposed to upvote your own question but...yeah their editing advice is solid. Keep trying to solve the problem. Add information about what else you've tried.

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    I'm pretty sure #3 applies to an unanswered "other person's" question that you're interested in seeing an answer for.
    – sfdcfox Mod
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 14:43

You have some options.

  • First you could set a bounty to your question to get more attention from users.
  • If the question wasn't answered after some time (even with bounty) you can edit it and put more information that could help the people to answer it. The updated question will be then put to the top again.
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    Yes, editing your post with improvements will bring it to the top of the "active" view. Please take care, however, to avoid spurious edits.
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 13:17
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    I use the editing approach when improvements are possible.
    – abdn
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 14:08
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    I could always bounty 1k rep so I can cross 100k again?
    – sfdcfox Mod
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 14:41
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    @sfdcfox Not always! Probably not even tomorrow!
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 14:44

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