I find that despite giving seemingly good answers, I do not get as many up-votes as I would expect (understand: would hope). This actually intrigues me because there are good incentives to SO users to up-vote (through badges).
Aside from quality of the answers (which most certainly must be the most important factor for an upvote), has any objective factor been noticed for upvotes, such as:
- Time of the day the answer was given (and relationship to timezones),
- Category of the question (tags assigned to it)
It'd be interesting to see if there any patterns in the up-voting trends. Or maybe my answers are just not as good as I think they are!