One of the persistent deficiencies of our Stack is low voting participation. This is the area we most need to improve.
Our Q&A is an informal peer review, that ultimately looks to crowdsource information vetting, ideally by knowledgeable participants. We get a lot of good questions and answers, but the sample size is small in regard to votes.
Yesterday we got a question that received 23 upvotes, and 28 answer votes, in a single day:
I'm interested in people's thoughts--theories on how the question attracted this level of attention, the nature of question, etc.
Also, how we can use this type of question to support what seems to be the "meat and potatoes" of the stack, which is more technically specific questions and the math.
i.e. There are only so many unique questions you can ask about theory, philosophy, social impacts, and so forth, but the technical stuff is a boundless wellspring. The technical Q&As also provide the immediate, tangible utility that built the original Stack.