This is of course subjective, but I hope it's OK on meta.
I've been out of EE.SE for a while and now I am reading hot last month questions, to my surprise one of the most popular questions last month was this one.
I've seen a lot "identify component" questions and they rarely get more than 1 upvote even after a long time (try search "identify"). And sometimes people ask to identify some cool stuff that you don't see often.
But now there is question about ferrite bead with 15 upvotes and 3 favorites. I just don't get it. EE.SE was always quite stingy on upvotes and now all of a sudden this happens.
And yes, I know and I am genuinely happy that this post is now the first Google result for "gray box clipped to wires" (like Jason C mentioned in comments), but this is the consequence of upvotes, not the reason. Well, unless all upvoters knew that this will lead to that beforehand. So therefore I would want to learn why so many people decided to upvote it?
I understand that this discussion has no benefit to EE.SE, but this is quite shocking to see so many upvotes for such boring thing, while other cool stuff can consider to be lucky to have 1 upvote here. And many people before discussed the stinginess of EE.SE considering upvotes, so I thought I may be not the only one baffled by this.
Once again, I am all for EE.SE being more upvoting community, no offense to people upvoting anything :)