This is one of quite a few answers that I have given in the last few days. It somehow got a lot of upvotes, a lot more than my answers usually get. I try to give good answers and I am really unsure how this answer was any better compared to most other of my answers.
I also doubt that there are many users that are very interested in leaf mechanics in minecraft, so I do not think that the answer was very useful to most people, or that the question would attract much attention.
Some of my answers are for old questions, it makes sense that answers to newer questions get more attention. I am comparing this answer with answers to similarly as recent questions.
I hope to be able to use this information to give better answers in the future, or at least to understand the voting system a bit better.