Voting is important on Ask Ubuntu, it is how we know the content we have is good and useful to the community, it has been said before many times, like here by Zanna, we just don't vote for questions, up or down enough
Since traffic is rather high on Ask Ubuntu, most questions don't get enough attention. Reasonable questions do get missed because they require knowledge that relatively few members of the community have. In general, maybe we should be a little bit more generous with votes on questions; as http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/16204/you-can-vote-do-it suggests, I think we (the whole community) should be voting more - if a question appears to have value, then please consider upvoting it, to help attract some attention to it.
Their would be no point just repeating what has been said, so this question is more focused on, how can we find the questions to vote on? Perhaps if we offer people easy ways to find the questions and highlight the things users get for voting often.
Please give any suggestions you have for people to find questions to vote for or rewards they can earn.
To get started, you can use advanced search to find questions, something like
is:question score:-1..1 views:0-200 closed:no created:2016-12..2017-01
This will find, all questions with a score of -1 to 1, not closed and posted in the last month and with 200 views or less, here are details on advanced search
I would also like to point out badges. Badges seem to be second class to rep around here but if you are not a very technical user and struggle with rep, badges are a great way to show your contributions to the site, for voting alone, you can get
- Civic Duty: Vote 300 or more times
- Critic: First down vote
- Electorate: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions
- Suffrage: Use 30 votes in a day
- Supporter: First up vote
- Vox Populi: Use the maximum 40 votes in a day