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Answer ROS Questions Like a Pirate Day 2K18

Avast there!

This Wednesday is International Talk Like A Pirate Day which our community uses as an arbitrary day to put a focus on resolving issues on, a.k.a. Answer ROS Questions Like a Pirate Day.

This is a group effort and can be participated in whether you’re a seasoned captain of a ROS stack or a
powder monkey who’s just dipping their proverbial toe into the sea water.

Here are some ways to help.

  • Hoist the upvote flag - You know what’s fun? Judging people. If there are answers that have been particularly useful to you, even on questions you didn’t ask, go upvote them. Are there burning questions that you also want to know the answer to? Vote for the question. Giving positive reinforcement to the people answering questions can’t hurt.
  • Answer Questions You Landlubber - Fairly straightforward. Look through the unanswered question treasure trove and find something interesting.
  • Dead Questions Tell No Tales - Go to your user profile and look through the questions you’ve asked. For the ones that are still open, is there an answer you can mark as correct? Or if the question is no longer relevant, consider closing the question altogether.
  • X Markdowns the Spot - If you’re an ol’ sea dog and have edit privileges, use your power for good and make sure that people have the correct formatting on their questions.

For more on the subject, check out this other thread: ROS Answers Needs Your Help


Day turned in UTC to Sept. 19th. It’s time, turtles.

Unanswered questions / All questions: 13,259 / 42,211 = 31.4% (UTC 12:08 AM)

(I feel like what the link above shows is “unresolved” questions (asked for clarification).)

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Today the number be down to 12918. Progress, me harties!


Yarrr…same thing new year. Close your olde questions that are no longer relevant like they were outdated memes.


Specifically, I be callin out the following users who have more than 30 questions without accepted answers. Avast!

Kishore Kumar 30
Mehdi. 31
lucasw 35
MarkyMark2012 36
S.Yildiz 36
Emilien 37
aks 40
Naman 41
AutoCar 43
EdwardNur 45
Cerin 49
rnunziata 52
stevemartin 54
dinesh 55


@DLu Time for the annual piracy?

Unanswered questions rate (sporadically tracked here):

  • 2018/09/19 31.4%
  • 2020/09/18 36.7% (All questions: 20,271 / 55,274 (UTC 2020/09/18 16:20 PM), found in unanswered questions)

Rate o’ unanswered questions dropped down 0.02%. Better than naught!

2020/09/21 07:23:00 55,300 20,269 36.65%