Expats is doing well in visits, users, but lacking in answer rate.

As such, like we've done on travel in the past with success, I've created a challenge on meta.expats.

Expats shares so many users with Travel, as the topics covered are similar but different. As a result, helping Expats helps us - if they have good answers that appear first in search results, we'll get fewer off topic questions (hooray!).

To that end, if you have 2-10 minutes, can you please hop on over to the link and see if you can do anything to help. Who knows, you might even get a badge or two ;)

Progress in title reflects the progress from 76% answered to the goal of 90% answered.

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    I always answer questions for Czech Republic where I live. Unfortunately I don't know much about long term visas in other countries :/
    – JonathanReez Mod
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 5:19
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    @JonathanReez well you can still help with close votes on unclear / off-topic questions ;)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 5:58
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    Maybe a direct link to Expatriates would make this post trigger more visits :) Going there through the challenge in Meta takes a couple clicks more to get there!
    – fedorqui
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 7:39
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    @fedorqui thanks, edited in some links :)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 8:52
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    That's a cool and fast mod! Now it is a kind of Minesweeper where it is impossible not to click at the link at least once :)
    – fedorqui
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 8:55
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    @fedorqui click bait! Click bait! :)
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Jul 19, 2017 at 10:32
  • Is it possible for a link to go directly to a list of unanswered questions?
    – WGroleau
    Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 6:13
  • I scrolled through a lot of questions before I found one I could answer. It already had a correct answer in comments, so I procrastinated. I hesitate to names names, but if you thing you might have done that, please go look.
    – WGroleau
    Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 6:15
  • @WGroleau, you can move the information from the comments to an answer yourself. No need to put that off. Just mention what you are doing in your post. It's of great help.
    – ouflak
    Commented Jul 28, 2017 at 21:54
  • I know that. I wanted to give the writer(s) a chance to do it. And then I got on a Greyhound bus, where they usually have free WiFi but rarely internet and never SSL.
    – WGroleau
    Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 14:59
  • @WGroleau I've changed all the expats links above to go directly to the unanswered questions. No excuses now ;) (Although I just got off a 3.5 hour Greyhound bus and feel your pain re the wifi)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jul 30, 2017 at 12:41
  • I saw some questions marked as Duplicate. Isnt there some one clearing that queue.expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/9978/…
    – pal4life
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 16:44
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    This post is a great example of how this site has really helped. expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/6006/… It helped secure the visa for the Mother all based on the responses from our site. Good work there
    – pal4life
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 19:57
  • @pal4life can't cross-duplicate from expats to travel, unfortunately
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 7:58
  • hmm...now let's lock this question
    – EKons
    Commented Aug 11, 2017 at 13:25

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Thanks to all who helped - we got the answer rate up to 90%, and answered a good many number of questions in the time, as well as closing off some unclear/duplicates in the process.

Obviously though, 90% is not 100%, and we'd love any help over on expats, even adding new, useful answers to previously answered questions.


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