I recently posted my first question on the site. I tried to follow site on-topic guidelines, explained my whole situation and what I tried, etc.
The question received a number of comments, as well as two answers, one of which has 9 up-votes (as of now) and one of which has 4 up-votes. As of now, the question has zero up-votes.
Hovering my mouse over the up-vote button, I see:
This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear
It seems obvious that many people have found the answers on the question to be useful (the official criteria for up-voting answers). Should I conclude from this that while the question elicited useful answers, that everyone who read the question concluded that the question showed no research effort, that the question is not useful and is unclear? Or is there another reason why no one would up-vote the question?
Note: I am not posting this here in a plea for up-votes. More because I about what I should have done differently when composing the question, about how a question that is not useful could elicit obviously useful answers, or if there is some other user-behavior phenomena at play here (unconscious bias against questions and inherent value of answers over questions, or something like that, etc)?