This was one of the questions I explored at SPWho2.com:
What kinds of questioners do the most upvoting?
Or in other words, what tags are the friendliest? Are people who ask questions with a particular tag more likely to do upvotes? These are NOT the upvotes performed on their question - these are the upvotes done by the questioner themselves.
As it turns out, yes, there's a huge variation. Some examples:
- People who asked "beginner" tag questions average 393 upvotes.
- People who asked "homework" tag questions average just 33 upvotes.
You can see the full report on SPWho2.com, along with a report on average questioner downvotes. I find it hilarious that people who ask vim and emacs questions are much more likely to perform downvotes than other users - a little grumpy, eh?
Next month I'll add one for average answerer upvotes too. For example, are people who answer "PHP" questions more likely to upvote others? What are the friendliest tags, and what are the least friendly?