When a user is logged in, can we implement a sidebar widget displaying his/her Open Questions for quick browsing or attention?

+-------------------------------------+
| YOUR OPEN QUESTIONS                 |
|   Questions those are not answered  |
|   or any of the answer is accepted  |
|   by you.                           |
|                                     |
| * The Question #3 [x]               |
| * The elaborated and detailed       |
|   question #14 [x]                  |
| * Question #32 [x]                  |
|                                     |
|                  All My Questions » |
+-------------------------------------+

The criteria of choosing such question automatically can be either:

  • A Question by the author, never answered
  • A Question by the author, was answered, but none of the answer is marked Accepted by the author

The system can automatically remove any Question from the list, if:

  • A Question asked by the author, was answered, and Is Accepted by the author.

Flexibility by the user:

  • Author/User can remove any of the listed question from the widget with a simple click into the cross [x] button beside each of the question.

I know, the question is WHY?

Answer may be:

  • To provide a little bit of ease. Just a simple click to his/her newly questioned Question[s] at a glance.
  • Importantly, to encourage the author to Accept any of the answer, if it satisfy him/her.
  • To encourage the author to grab attention for his/her unanswered question[s] by announcing that to Bounty.

Let's the community decide?

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    +1 love that idea – kaiser Jul 26 '13 at 18:56
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    This would probably be a better fit for SO meta, since I suppose it would have to be implemented globally. That being said, this has my upvote as well. I think it's a great idea that the entire SE.network could actually benefit from! – Johannes Pille Jul 27 '13 at 13:14
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    @JohannesPille standing recommendation is to raise issues on local meta first, even if they apply globally. Of course "local" depends on point of view somewhat. :) – Rarst Jul 27 '13 at 21:03
  • Aight, fair enuff, @Rarst. Did not mean to overly critique this. Given that we're on this: Standing recommendation is for mods not to migrate globally applicable questions or also for users to ask them locally? I.e. if a user, that is active on SO and SO.meta as well, had such an idea - should he or she raise it there or in his/her most active stack's meta? Just curious. – Johannes Pille Jul 27 '13 at 21:26
  • @JohannesPille mods do not touch it usually, it's presumed to be in higher powers hands. If user is active on SO meta I would assume just asking there would go smooth enough. – Rarst Jul 28 '13 at 9:47
  • I'm not active in SO Meta till now. For now, if thing's in our hand, we can activate it in our territory. Then SO will clone it into global. Pardon me if I'm wrong with this thought. – Mayeenul Islam Jul 28 '13 at 12:19
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    You are likely wrong in the assumption that "we can activate it in our territory". SO staff would have to notice it and deem it worthy of consideration - regardless of whether here, there or elsewhere. – Johannes Pille Jul 28 '13 at 14:26
  • Yes I got it now. Actually, We, as a Bangla Wikipedian, can control many things locally then MetaWiki. It's Ok. We hope for the best for our community here. :) – Mayeenul Islam Jul 28 '13 at 16:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I've rejected the request on Meta Stack Exchange. I suggested a search that will give you the information you are looking for:

user:me hasaccepted:no

When I did the search for your user id, I noticed you have 22 such results and only three have even one upvote. Only 8 have 1 or more answers. So I can see why you are interested in the feature.

You might want to take a few moments to go through your old, unanswered questions and see if they are still relevant. Perhaps you've solved the problem or found a work-around. If so, write up your solution as a self-answer. Otherwise, it might be helpful to follow the advice given in "What should I do if no one answers my question?".

  • That's not really a proper answer, Jon. I got 11 results (close to 10%), which are currently not solvable - hence no solution. But I'd appreciate to see that, so less questions stay open as lots of new users simply forget about their old questions. We have to remind them too often that they should actually care about what they've asked - therefore my comment on the question and my upvote for that feature request. – kaiser Oct 9 '13 at 16:52
  • @kaiser: questions that are honestly not solvable probably ought to be closed. You can get a view of all unanswered questions on the site as well as unanswered in a particlar tag. (For instance permalinks.) Occationaly old unanswered questions get bumped to the mainpage as well. – Jon Ericson Oct 9 '13 at 17:14
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    Not really close-worthy. Often they serve as blueprint or research base for trac tickets that are moved into upcoming versions. Anyway, it's about users who don't care or simply forget about their open questions and the feature request might help solving that issue. – kaiser Oct 9 '13 at 17:38

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