Recently, I've asked several questions. I've made sure to explain myself clearly, providing both code samples and trying to be exact on the nature of the problem and the kind of answer I am looking for.
It seems that even though I may get views, I don't get any answers, and what's worse, is nobody votes up my questions, even though I've put a lot of effort into them.
Here are some that are open:
- Items And List Tabs In Ribbon Don't Show After Editing Page
- XSLT - add icon in GANTT view
- How to Update AD Group Membership Based on Sharepoint List
It seems to me that SSE users don't like to give out upvotes. Either that or there aren't enough folks who look at new questions... Shouldn't questions get an upvote if sufficient effort is expended?
I know I have a few open questions, but I always revisit my question when the workflow brings me back to it. Sometimes there aren't enough answers, and sometimes folks answer a year later. But I am careful to revisit each question I ask in order to complete it.
In my opinion, upvotes don't cost anyone anything, and they ought to be given for questions that are well phrased, even if they don't have any particular advantage to the viewer. The fact is, a person asks a good question. It seems that more attention is given to a question (more possibility of answers) if at least one vote is given.