We currently have one of the lowest unanswered question rates across all Stack Exchange sites (69%). There are a number of reasons this might be so—particularly, I look to the design of the accepted answer toggle in elementary OS's low-contrast environment, and that low-rep users, who compose most of our new questions, don't have enough rep (>15) for the user privilege of upvoting the answers. BUT disregarding the reason, we need to pull up this stat in order to make the site out of beta. (The rest of our stats are okay, but we're really hurt by the lack of upvotes.)
Would it be useful to have a drive to do this? Any other ideas for getting this back to a reasonable state? (Stack Exchange HQ recommends at least a 90% answered rate.)
As I understand it, questions in the unanswered queue either have no answers or answers with no positive score, so it's partly a matter of validating others' work, closing outdated or vague questions that no one could answer, and requesting clarification so that these questions can get on their way.
Right now, the queue's at 940. Can we get it to zero? (Or at least down two-thirds?)