I'm wondering what can or should be done about questions that go cold without receiving an answer. It seems like a lot of them get forgotten in the pagination of the site as most people tend to pay attention to favorite tags and new questions only.
But is there a way to "bump" an old question to try and get fresh eyes on it in attempt to find a good answer? I've personally been searching through old unanswered questions to try and earn rep, but I don't think I can expect that others would do the same with a question I asked months ago.
I know there is the option to offer a bounty on a question, but for those without a lot of rep points this isn't an option or can be somewhat expensive. Would it be worth having the META community nominate a questions for bounty or something like that? What other alternatives to setting a bounty are there?
Or do we do nothing with them? Let them sit and hopefully someone eventually finds the question and answers it?
Sorry I'm rambling a little but TL;DR
- What can we do as a community about cold questions?
- What can individual users do about their own cold questions?