On October 28, I answered a question. By the end of my work day, it had become the most upvoted answer and the accepted correct answer, with I think eight or so upvotes.
Ever since, my answer gets a few upvotes almost every day. Why? I understand that it is a good answer to a fairly general question, and so received a lot of attention and confirmation at first, but why haven't the upvotes long since trailed off to nothing the way they do for most answers? What is keeping my question in the "public eye" and why to users continue to feel compelled to upvote it?
My only thought is that maybe some users view questions/answers based primarily on their popularity. So it's kind of a viral thing.
I, of course, don't have a problem with receiving these upvotes. I just am intrigued by why they keep trickling in.
UPDATE: I consciously chose not to put a reference to my question in this question when I first posted it, because my guess is that there's nothing all that special about my question, and that this is more likely some general sort of phenomenon. But I could be wrong, and someone asked for the reference, so I added it above.