Why do unanswered question automatically close?

The system has been in place for a while now, that after no activity for 72 hours, a question will close. I think that is fine, except this also happens to unanswered questions. I just ran into a few which I would love to answer, but they are closed. Why are questions without answers closed to begin with?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Yeah, that is one of the drawbacks to closing questions. They do it to put focus on newer questions and in hopes that more questions will be answered. It doesn't always work out that way, though.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • Same reason. You're right, they should stay open until you get at least 1 answer.

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What Girls Said 2

  • Some other Newbie thing Gag has just Thrown in here, dear..
    I Sometimes go on Someone's Reply myself and just answer it, even if it is Closed.. I decide then that the Subject is Then... Closed.
    Good luck. xx

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  • maybe the question owner close it himself

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What Guys Said 0

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