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As soon as an answer gets one upvote, SE considers the question to be "answered". Put another way, the Unanswered Questions lists only those with no accepted or upvoted answers. While it's annoying when the person who asked a question doesn't bother to accept the right answer, some upvotes on your answer basically amounts to the same thing. In terms of rep, ...


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