Filter unanswered Questions
Is there a way to filter unanswered questions?
Lately I've been actively answering some questions where I can and one of the activities I was performing was seeking out unanswered questions to encourage active engagement in the forums. If people receive answers they will naturally come back with more questions
The other thing that I noticed is that some questions appear as unanswered in list view but upon opening these apparently unanswered questions one find comments being left behind. This tells me that comments don't count as answers so it can become confusing when trying to spot unanswered questions. I am not even sure if visitors to the forum can even distinguish the difference. In other words some people might be leaving comments when they strictly meant to provide an answer. I don't even know if the users who leave questions are notified if a comment is left behind. I assume they are but I can't determine if my hunch is true or not.
I get the idea behind comments and answers but I am not sure if everyone knows. The main issue is that questions that are left with comments only appear to be unanswered, making the forum look less active than it might actually be.
With all of this in mind, do you believe it might just be best to turn off commenting and leave only the option to answer? It might make it simpler and provide more accuracy. Unless of course there is an option to flag/display whether a comment or answer has been provided in the questions list view.
Would love to get your impressions.