There seems to have been some (little) interest over the years about clearing the list of unanswered questions. Not that our record is bad--apparently we're close to SE standards for STEM sites. Having nothing better to do, I went to the list and saw a slew of questions that had no answers of yet, or no answers with positive scores. These seemed to be of several types:
- Questions that should have been closed, IMO.
- Questions which were answered in their comments.
- Questions that were answered in their body (including, but not exclusively "check my answer" types).
- Questions for which the answer is apparently outside the expertise of everyone here or just too much work.
Between now and the start of the next semester, I find I have a bit of time to deal with some of these, so my question is, should I deal with them or would the regulars be irritated by my bumping them to the first page? I can't see anyone objecting to a few, but in a brief perusal of the 1500-odd unanswered questions (or answered with no upvotes) I saw dozens that I could deal with, either with an answer, a recommendation to close, or a simple upvote.
What do you think? Should I do just a few, or flood the main page? Related: anyone else interested in doing this? I'd probably not want to do this in chat first--it was tried in 2013 and apparently didn't attract much interest.