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how to set the status of a question?

Question asked by Andrew Meyer on Mar 18, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2016 by Diana Torres

I'm new to this forum.  How does the status of my question get changed to "assumed answered", and how can I change it back so that the question can continue to be addressed?  Does this somehow affect people's points or other rewards and standings?   What is the polite way to keep the question alive?