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Why don't people vote up questions that they answer?
After "Why don't people vote up questions that they answer?" comes the question (to me) why so many people do that. One thing is what each person do another completely different thing is what a crowd do.
I have no links to support my claim, but I think it's pretty evident most answered questions go with 0. I find it weird when it's an experienced user answering it. I find it even weirder considering there is at least one badge being offered! (Maybe my theory that most people don't care shows some evidence here.)
Yes, sure, the tooltip says we should vote up on "useful and clear questions", but who does that? We vote on what we think is good and I understand that is highly subjective. But, again, all that changes when analyzing the community as a whole rather than individual users.
So, what's your theory on why so many questions remain on the limbo of zero? And is there an ultimate reason for thinking the question you're spending your time answering is not a good question?