I recognize full well that this could be viewed as a highly subjective question. Everyone has their own opinion and perspective. Rock on.
But from what I'm observing in the voting patterns with regards to questions specifically, it seems that the 'fun' questions, or those that whet the intellectual appetite of our readers, get the most attention and the most upvotes. I can't help but notice that most people seem to vote based on whether or not they "like" or "agree with" a specific question's premise. That certainly holds its own place of importance and there's nothing necessarily wrong with that... other than maybe this.... that many of the questions that pose direct and valuable intrigue into some of the most important aspects and nutrition related topics of eating Paleo are getting sort of 'ignored' and fall into the black hole of PaleoHacks too quickly.
I ask a question about the horrible things we all ate Pre-Paleo, and people go nuts with it. Ok cool. Fun stuff, right? But when I ask if the Vitamin E in almonds protects against oxidation (of which I did not find a substantial discussion elsewhere on PH), doesn't it seem that this could be quite an important thing to consider when deciding whether almonds are to be feared as much as many people do, given the attention we place on PUFA combined with so many peoples' love for almonds/almond butter/almond flour? (btw I'm just using that Q as an example... as it was just posed an hour ago). But the manner in which I pose the question insinuates my personal "stance" or answer because of the power of suggestion, meaning that people will naturally think that "obviously Jack Kronk believes the Vitamin E in almonds DOES protect against PUFA oxidation". So then if you upvote the question, you are "agreeing" with Jack Kronk or saying YES to the question.
How about upvoting a particular question based on the value of the question itself, and therefore its potential for valuable answers that people will be able to draw from, regardless of what your personal stance may be? This way, questions that hold a high or even moderate importance will get upvoted and encouraged more, even if not many people necessarily "know" how to answer them. This might also encourage people to dig in for a good sound answer too, because if people see a question upvoted 5 times, yet there are no answers, you can bet your bottom that when someone does come up with a good answer, it will be voted up according to the perceived value of the question.
What do you think of this?