Recall always the great dictum of Yishan Wong’s answer to Why are my questions not answered on Quora?
Quora is a great place to write answers and to read answers, but it is not a good place to get your own questions answered.
There are people on Quora who seek information, but well… even if Quora says that’s a purpose of Quora, that’s not how I use it, and I suspect that’s not how a lot of voluminous writers use it.
The questions I ask are usually either followups of discussions I’ve had (in which case they’re targetted—sometimes at myself—and will likely get an answer); or they are questions that arise out of discussions or answers, that I throw out there just in case, but am not really hanging out for answers to.
I don’t know if I am typical or not, but I suspect that there are users who overwhelmingly ask questions (and Thank You, guys!), and users who overwhelmingly answer questions. If I’m typical, the latter aren’t hanging out for more answers: they ask targetted questions in a particular context, which are likely to get answers, rather than open-ended questions which may or may not.
It’s a good question, Andrew. I don’t have a good answer for you, but I hope others will.