That’s not a campaign … just me. :)
I voted both questions down because they looked abandoned (no updates, no debug information), and almost too localized. Not enough to close them, but surely worth a “poke”. I can and I will remove the downvotes if you add useful updates.
And just in case anyone else had the same experience: I go through our old, unanswered question each day and look very closely at them. Then I choose one of the following options:
- Answer interesting questions. Sometimes the answer is hidden in a comment and I ask to move the answer to a real answer. After two or three weeks I come back either vote up the real answer or – if nothing happened – I just “steal” the answer. Example.
- I vote for good questions if I don’t know the answer (and edit to make them even better).
- I close bad questions.
- I vote down questions that look like yours, hoping that they get more attention by their askers. If the asker doesn’t care anymore the garbage collector will delete those questions after a while.
Our answer rate was 74% on 16. February 2012. Terrible bad. Some people rather asked on Stack Overflow than on our site because they thought they wouldn’t get an answer here!
Now we are on 83%. Much better, but still not good enough. And no, that’s not my work alone. :)
My impression is that we have much more active members now. But keeping the site interesting for new members requires constant active work on our questions. Interesting questions will come up again.