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In the last weeks, I have been busy to answer questions. But many times, the person that started the topic is no longer replying. So I wonder if my answer did any good.
Are there statistics for this ?

Perhaps someone new to the forum can't find the topic anymore ?
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No stat's that I know of.
We do know people lose track, their notifications stop, they get sick & appear 2 months later, etc.
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After a day or so of inactivity most posts drop off the front page.
Unless a poster activley looks at his recent posts its easy to miss something.

I pretty much just look at the first page of current posts.
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It's like anything else. Say product reviews, If it's good, then no problem, no response. If it's bad or trouble, people are quick to respond. Just human nature, I guess.
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Hi, I do as  Boardburner2, and look at the first posting if I'm not familiar with the subject title.
If I find replies going unanswered I check the time of day that the OP made his/her postings, usually they reappear, but there are some that suddenly stop and drop off the first page.
If I have time I check a couple of pages back on each section, especially if "today" is more than one page.

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the 'my latest post' and 'unread replies' buttons are quite useful ... maybe they should be pointed out a bit more explicitly. They could be pointed out on Nick Gammon's 'how to use this forum' thread... though I doubt the people who *should* read that thread actually read it...
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Hi, I use latest posts on any spammer, if it shows they have posted more than 1 post.

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one definition of ASKHOLE :-

Someone who wastes other people's time by posting questions on discussion forums when the answer is only a Google search away - or answered many times previously.
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I reply that kind of questions with this : http://lmgtfy.com/?q=askhole
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dude, if you don't do my homework for me by the time it is due, an answer is of no use!
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I checked many of my posts to make an estimate.

Only for these topics: The "Unread Posts" and then I click "Replies" for sorting. Only for topics with 0 replies and I select those that are interesting to me. The person that starts such topics did not reply between 30 and 40%.

That is twice as much as I thought it was.
When someone has only 1 or 2 posts, perhaps a message that someone answered it would be useful.
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