Usually, when I post a question on Biostar, there's someone helpful who either comments or answers the question. Very occasionally though, a question (for example Interpreting counts in a tabular file posted by me) doesn't get any reaction whatsoever. I am never sure about whether this is because nobody knows the answer (which I find unlikely), or because I perhaps formulated myself in a very convoluted manner (much more likely), or because my question is too specific to my particular case that it wouldn't really help anyone but myself - thus leaving little incentive for a collaborative community to put effort into answering it (also possible). A very real possibility is also that so many questions were asked immediately afterwards that my question moved onto later pages before the "right" people got to see it, which leads me to ask the following question: what are people's opinions about "bumping" an unanswered question to the top again? If this is not an unacceptable practice, what would be the best way to do this?
Let me emphasize that I do not mean to suggest by this that I'm feeling "entitled" to an answer to any question that I post. I am fully aware that the people who answer are indeed doing this out of their own kindness, and I have all the respect and appreciation in the world for that.