This question is more for frequent users of this site, who are hoping to see it grow. If you're new here, then ignore feel free to ignore it.
Established sites (like StackOverflow) have a lot of active users. So therefore, when someone asks a question, an answer can quickly appear, pick up some votes, and so on. Ideally, AskSCC will reach that stage soon too.
So I got to thinking about the new user experience. I think the biggest difference between the way that someone finds their early days on SO compared to here is the potential for earning points. It's quite easy to get a hundreds of points very quickly on the larger sites, because frankly, there is more voting going on.
I don't want to give a bonus question to the first person who gets to a certain number of votes cast. I think that would just encourage people to vote for everything. But I would encourage anyone who reads this post to become more liberal with their voting. If in doubt, give it an upvote. It gives people some points, which increases their level of access on the site, gives them a warm fuzzy, and so on. All of this increases their chances of coming back, hopefully becoming an answerer on the site, and so the site grows.
StackOverflow has grown because people like getting points, and the badges associated with them. So vote more!
My question is... does voting actually help the site, and how can we encourage more voting to go on?