Admittedly, Objective-C isn't very popular on Code Review. There certainly aren't a whole lot of answerers. I am basically the only regular Objective-C answerer.
I'd like to think that my answers to Objective-C questions are good answers that the asker and the small Objective-C community can benefit from.
Despite this, my answers don't yield a lot of upvotes compared to answers for other language tags on the site. I never had a problem with this, because I always just assumed it was because most of the upvoters are regulars, most of the regulars don't know the first thing about Objective-C, and therefore most of the regulars wouldn't browse the questions I've answered to see my potentially upvote-worthy answers.
I was fine with this until today.
Before today, I had 3 answers with 10 or more votes, and only one of them was an Objective-C answer. That one was my very first post here, and we all know we're going overboard on the upvoting of a user's first post to try encouraging retention.
Now, I have a second Objective-C answer with 10+ upvotes, and I'm going to argue that this is only because I started making this stink in chat.
This question was posted last night. It's not a very good question compared to most of the other Objective-C questions on CodeReview. The (currently) accepted answer had, when I first saw the question, 11 upvotes. It garnered 11 upvotes within 8 hours of it being posted.
At the time, it was the highest upvoted Objective-C answer on all of Code Review. As of this posting, it's tied for highest upvoted Objective-C answer on Code Review with my answer to the same question. Again, after I made a stink about the question and got my answer plenty of views.
The answer is arguably incomplete, but I'm not going to argue that it doesn't warrant upvotes.
Instead, I'm merely going to ask the community to view the other Objective-C answers I've posted. Can someone explain to me what I can do better to earn more Objective-C answers?
Should I just post two-paragraph "RTFM" drive-by answers? Is that how to get upvotes? Am I wasting my time posting long, complete, well-thought-out answers?
Why did this answer get 11 upvotes in 8 hours, yet 2/3rds of my answers have fewer than 5 upvotes? Why was there a sudden surge in people upvoting an Objective-C answer that will surely disappear almost as soon it arrived?