I'm new in stackexchange and usually my questions have no answer at all, and few viewers, I can't understand why. For example: my question

I think here I wrote the question in a good way (in fact I get 2 vote) but only 25 viewers saw my question. If my question is written well why in 25 viewers only 2 upvoted? I think that you have to encourage the users to upvote the question if it's written well

  • $\begingroup$ While statistics questions are welcome here, there is a dedicated statistics Stack Exchange: stats.stackexchange.com . You may get answers if you ask a moderator to migrate your question there. Full disclosure: I am not a user of that site, so I don't know if your question is a better fit there. But there are quite a few posts on Bayesian hierarchical models. $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2017 at 4:35
  • $\begingroup$ Why do you think the views are unique? Why do you think that if 25 people saw the question, then all 25 agree it's a good question? Why do you think that if 25 people saw the question, and all agreed it is a good question, any of them would know the answer? $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Dec 25, 2017 at 15:01

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Having a good question is no guarantee that your question will be answered, or even appreciated enough to receive upvotes. After reading your question myself, I certainly don't have the expertise to judge whether or not your question is good. This is a common thing that happens with "harder" math questions that are asked on this site: if your question is highly specialized, then there are fewer users of the site who will view it, and who are capable of appreciating it and answering it.

Related: How do some seemingly easy questions get hundreds of upvotes?

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    $\begingroup$ Asking a question from a rather special place (Bayesian statistics), using the local jargon, abbreviations, symbols, "a Zellner prior" without any explanation, you should not expect much understanding, let alone interest. Under these circumstances, 2 out of 25 is a remarkable performance. $\endgroup$
    – user436658
    Dec 25, 2017 at 7:34

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