Every now and then I get a stray upvote for an answer I answered months ago. Usually these are for the more prominent answers I've given. But most of the time, the upvotes I get are shortly after I answer a question.
This made me think, what is the rate at which upvotes are received? Is there a discernible pattern that applies to all answers such as, 70% of upvotes occur on the first day, 85% by the second day, etc.? Perhaps there is a trend but it needs to be limited to answers that get >10 upvotes.
I believe there is a database query system available for the stack exchange websites but I don't know how it works. Does someone know the answer or know how to obtain it?