I recently asked a question on Stack Overflow regarding how the .hgignore file for Mercurial should look for an Android project in Eclipse. I believe the question is fairly simple (although not for me, as I'm all new to Mercurial (and Android development)). It should be pretty easy to understand exactly what I'm asking (I even put it in bold ;), and I cannot see that there is a reason why this question shouldn't get a good amount of decent answers pretty fast.
Two of the answers that have been suggested I found to be fairly OK, so I commented on them and gave the answerer an up-vote. However, none of them were completely answering my question as I good as I hoped for (e.g. compared to a similar question for Mercurial and Visual Studio), so I didn't accept them. After that, I didn't see any more suggestions...
When looking on the Unanswered page, I see listed X questions with no upvoted answers. Since I voted up two of the answers to my question pretty early, I assume that resulted in my question not showing up on the Unanswered page. Will that then again mean, that by doing so I kind of ruined it a bit for myself, since (I assume) fewer people will even discover my question?
So, to improve my "chance of getting many answers" in the future, should I avoid upvoting answers when I don't intend to accept them as the final answer (even though I feel they deserved some kind of appreciation)? Or do I perhaps only have too high hopes on how fast one should expect answers to ones questions?