As of this posting (9/1/2015), there are six unanswered questions on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange:
- Karyotypes of partially interbreeding human races
- Creating a realistic world(s) map - Stars
- Could life exist in a circumstellar disk?
- Liquid-filled habitats on high-G planets and on ships that accelerate quickly
- How can an advanced civilization harvest energy from an x-ray binary?
- What would the Mercator projection look like if the north pole were in a different spot like in Hapgood's Planet?
All six have been unanswered for at least two days, three have been unanswered for at least one week, and the oldest has been unanswered for two weeks. None have any answers (even deleted ones).
First, I'd like us to try to answer these, because I think that all six are answerable and on topic (I do think that the sixth is borderline, though). However, I'd like to put forth another point: Why are they unanswered?
One week is a long time for a question to stay unanswered on Worldbuilding. The balance of probability is against it. Yet here we have three questions that have been unanswered for at least that long, and three others that have been quiet for a while.
Why is this happening, is this indicative of these particular questions (or is it just luck?), and should be do something about it (besides answering them)?