On the main page there are lots of posts, new ones every day, with no comments, and 7-20 upvotes, all the same number of insightful and funny upvotes each (e.g. 9/9, 9/9, 8/8, 8/8, 18/18, etc.) They aren't funny posts either, many technical. This suggests there are shill/bot accounts that just automatically upvote things, perhaps only by a particular user. It's frustrating to see so many things at the top that nobody here is actually interested in, while the discussions are buried.
Maybe this is already known and being handled. It seems it would be simple to find these shill upvoting accounts based on such predictable behavior.