I was reading through some interesting questions this weekend and realized that there are a number of questions with less up votes than the answer. I'm intrigued about this "phenomenon". If a question triggers a very well received answer I would expect the same appreciation to the question.

Does anyone have a different point of view? Am I trying to relate things that are not related?


I agree with you, that if a question is worth answering then it is also worth up voting.

When questions have 2 or 3 answers each with up-votes but the question itself is sat on 0 votes, I think it could become disheartening for those who have asked the question to engage further with our site and community.

  • That's true. The first year I upvoted most questions, but in time I (we) tend to upvote less because we have seen so much similar questions... but still they deserve the upvote. Let's not get lazy ;-)
    – Philippe
    Nov 15 '18 at 18:47
  • See also: If a question is worth answering, why isn't it worth upvoting. Sometimes the question is easier to compose than the research and explanation necessary to provide a complete answer to both the exact question and similar ones that might be marked as a duplicate in the future.
    – Rob
    Apr 5 '19 at 17:36

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