Not at all.
The majority of questions are repetitive or slightly variations.
Those asking the question are seeking information. Or they are asking questions they already know the answer to and simply putting question after question that offer no value to the content.
Those who ask a question get rewarded by the answer they receive, If the answer does answer the question, those who ask the question should vote on the answer they got.
So many who do get an answer do not bother to vote to those that took the time to answer their question, Possibly they do not even go back to look at the answer they got.
They move on to asking another question, That offers no value again to the platform, Rewarding every question asked leads to spam questions which are becoming more and more visible on the platform.
If someone gives up their time to answer questions asked, DO you not think that is more deserving of a reward. Those who ask get rewarded with an answer.
It's a good point here, we believe questions we answer are reasonable enough and as such be shown gratitude. I noticed this as well that just few questions are upvoted by musing and I believe there is a criteria for that. We as users can play our part in helping those who ask questions gain a reward no matter how small our SP is, it can serve as an encouragement.
I was joyous when I realized the people who answered my last questions on musing upvoted me, despite the reward was not much, I appreciated them for showing concern. Sometimes the little things we do can mean a lot to the other person.
Though sometimes steemians with low Sp feels discourage to vote because they can give nothing and probably the user wouldn't appreciate it. Until we realize our low Sp is appreciated, we find it reluctant to vote.
A bulk of Answers also goes un-voted.
I don't see any particular bias towards neither Questions nor Answers when it comes to Musing votes.
But as for your question.
I disagree with that idea.
I answer all kinds of questions here, if I were to up-vote every single one of them, even not taking the draining of voting power into consideration, I would be "encouraging" a lot of really bad questions and practice.
I literally reply to spammers asking them to stop spamming.
Why should I be obligated to up-vote that?
If you perhaps meant that we would voluntarily up-vote what we like,
people already do that.
I would say that it's a good encourage if the questions being asked should be upvoted / supported by other users.
Not only that the "questions" are the main reason why we are here, good questions also encourage an awareness that we unconsciously take for granted. In my few days of using musing.io, I have gained much awareness on what's happening around the blockchain that I don't normally attend to.
On top of that, the answers to those questions also give me the insight of other users which are also valuable and worth reading.
Well, you do have a point here. Upvoting the questions before answering. It is such a great idea and it is even disheartening when answers gets higher rewards than the questions. But then, the thing is, a lot of people have or carry out different activities on the Steem Blockchain that requires utilizing their VP. You know a vote is not entirely free as you will have to forgo a certain percentage of your Voting Power. What's gonna then happen to your VP if you answer about 20 questions in a day? How do you cope with that?
Also, I do not even think that the vote from many of the Musing users will matter much since a couple of them come here because of the rewards. I mean, come to think of it, will someone of great reputation with very large Steem Power answer questions here? Even if they vote on your questions, it still wouldn't matter much.
Hmmm, I think that would be nice but I'm worried about the encouraging aspect because I think 80% of people are musing are people trying to grow thier account like we famously call them red fish and minions. So you can have like 100 upvotes on a question and still have $0.10.
Please let's be sincere will that really be encouraging?
Yes I totally agree musing is a great platform and I learn alot from questions and answers but the reward is a plus one and help user that lack ideas on what to post stay active. But the fun also is unpredictability of musing upvote and not too many rules. Anyone should be free to upvote whatever they feel is worth it and not be forced to.
To be honest it kind of completely depends on the user that is answering the question. While as we can see Musing is upvoting quite a lot of questions and it sure is helping and as to be said it sure is increasing the user activity and users are asking more questions.
But the question remains, "is a user here only for the Upvotes"?
If not than probably saying it won't be that wise.
While now for the users if they really like the question they can show the appreciation for it by upvoting it it will be taken positively and I would love that too and yeah I do that too and it is quite great by the way.
Not only would I encourage this, as a means to promote questions and answers you think are quality, I would also suggest it is a sound business strategy to employ for curation.
The questions on the platform receive little in the way of upvotes, but generally, are substantial in rewards, which calculates much better rewards in terms of curation for the voter.
Yes, voting Q&A is definitely a good idea, not only to help musing reward, but also to gain some additional rewards, that you would be less likely to make elsewhere, just by supporting quality content on musing. There is your answer, and it is sound advice ;)
It would be nice for those of us that primarily answer questions on musing to upvote the questions we answer, but let's be honest.
Majority of people that come to musing are minnows who are looking to build their rep, sp, and wallet. They usually don't have enough sp to change anything.
What I think is that musing should upvote more questions as a way of encouraging those that ask questions, they upvote way more answers than they do questions. This is the reason people would rather answer than ask questions here.