I don't want to answer a question that 2 years old when the OP hasn't been seen in 1 year 364 days. That's an extreme case but typically when I look at unanswered questions for $tag they are unsorted, or at least appear to be by the naked eye. Is there a way to sort them newest first? I tried a tried a meager url hack, but it didn't work.

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For me I use:

In the search dialog:

 answers:0 [tag]

or my favorite that HopelessN00b helped me with:

 answers:0 intags:mine

And THEN click the newest tab

This assumes by "unanswered" you literally mean 0 answers so far, if you want "unanswered" meaning that the OP hasn't accepted an answer yet you would use:

hasaccepted:no [tag]


hasaccepted:no intags:mine

and then click the newest tab

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    I don't think you can search by [tag] and then sort by newest as well as unanswered, it's one or the other.
    – user9517
    Mar 7, 2014 at 14:19
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    I believe you are correct Iain.
    – TheCleaner
    Mar 7, 2014 at 14:53

This doesn't exist directly within the search facility. The best I could come up with is

[tag] created:YYYY-MM-DD answers:N

so something like

[linux] created:2014-03-07 answers:0

Will get you close but remember that SE's definition of unanswered means that a question has no upvoted answers so this will be different from the unanswered tab.

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