My highest voted question on this site involves the skipping of rocks here. It sits at 11 up votes.
My second most up voted question actually has multiple candidates. However, in the spirit of fairness, I choose this one. It had a bounty, and was a question involving the derivation of a probability amplitude in QFT. It stands at 2 up votes.
I also have this candidate. It involves a more intuitive question about the stress tensor on a surface. It also has two up votes.
I personally prefer to get answers over up votes/comments. From my own experience on this site however, most of the attention given to answering questions goes to questions that involve little to no advanced mathematics.
For instance in my first question, a moderator informed me that it'd be best if I hadn't asked about the physical validity of the mathematical model I had constructed. After removing this from my question, I lost interest in having it answered on this site. This was because the question was no longer about the model I had guessed. It was now about why rocks skip across water, with an addendum showing my guess work. Still a good question, but not at all what I had intended.
In my other examples, I ask inherently mathematical questions about physical processes. However, I receive little to no attention in these questions. For instance, in the QFT question, I had to place a bounty to get an answer.
Is this a site good for asking semi-technical questions about the mathematics involved behind physics?
I'm under the opinion that this is not the case. I believe that this site has a bias towards questions that can be answered without mathematics, and involve pictures and other diagrams in the answers.
If my premise is correct, how do we fix this? It seems odd to have a physics site where you can't directly discuss things such as the validity and improvement of physical model, i.e. the skipping rocks question.
If this is not correct, what should I change about how I ask questions, to get better answers?
Note on meaning:
When I say that this site has a bias towards not using mathematics, I mean that questions and answers rarely make mathematical/logical arguments towards a solution. Instead, they will only reference mathematical properties and describe things in "every-day" language.