I came back from a vacation recently and it suddenly seems like I am the only one doing any voting on a certain "average use"* tag all week long.
Prior to the vacation I am ashamed to say I hardly did any voting. But the votes were getting tossed off very regularly both ways without me.
All the same people who were asking and answering before seem to still be here. The number of questions and answers hasn't really changed.
So last week I recognized this voting scarcity and had the vague idea that I could apply economics theory to this.
The dim idea was to remove the scarcity with an influx of votes. I ended up dishing out around 90 votes (real votes, on stuff I thought was good) for this tag, I would say roughly 25% of the questions and answers for this tag in the last week I voted on (some down votes also). Of course, my votes were roughly 75% of all voting on this tag. (I can only give rough data until a newer data dump is done.)
My hypothesis about voting economics hasn't really panned out for me though, I don't know if it is because:
- My attempt was too feeble
- It cannot really be applied this way
- I really have no idea about economics whatsoever anyway
Is there a better way to get people to vote the way they used to on a certain tag?