I have noticed a trend that questions (even good ones) that have multiple answers are not being voted on.
When a new question comes in it's on the front page for less than a day (around 16-20 hours) unless it has votes then it's pretty much forgotten. The problem is much worse on SO where front page time is less
than an hour less than 12 minutes.
If a question has votes it will stay towards the top and will generate more answers and get more views. I'm curious what others criteria is for clicking the up vote on a question?
If it is worthy of you take the time to answer it shouldn't also be worthy of a vote?
Out of our 5,550 questions only 41% have at least 1 vote which leaves around 3,000 with 0 votes and a few hundred with negative votes.
When we were in Beta our questions got a lot more votes and the good ones stayed on the front page for much longer.
I think our community as a whole doesn't vote as much as some of the other SE sites. For instance on scifi I asked a question that I thought they might close and it got 5 or 6 votes the first few hours and the top answer got 16 votes. When was the last time an answer got 16 votes here?
Is it the quality of our Q&A's or that we are really stingy with our votes and only reward them for really good stuff?