Interesting Question and I don't Believe in the nearly Two years I have been on GAG that I have answered This. All of my life, my main mission in my own life, personally speaking, has been to Help Others with their problems. In coming on GAG, I was Able, by the Grace of God, to Continue my Life's Mission to Continue Helping others in need of Some wise ol owl advice. Any Answer that I Give and MHO when it should Come, is because Someone trusts my Advice as Being Wise and Sometimes Feel it's the Best from the Rest. I don't believe it is because it is Because I have many Followers or friends to boot, but also my Reputation as Having as many MHO has gotten me far, and people feel comfortable in Someone they Feel they can trust who may be the One at that given moment to Help them in their time of need. I don't always stop there, for many times over, they will Continue to come to me for more in Store for More good advice. Good luck. xx
I think it is like Xper hunters there are certain things you can do that help your MHO percentage - How many people actually do this, I don't know - I do think some of the high MHO percenters are genuine I know @dangerdoge and @paris13 put a lot into their answers and I am sure there are others.
I often do get the feeling that people respond specifically to get upvotes and MHO. They're either funny, or just agree with every little thing the asker says. This upsets me a little, because I don't see this website as some sort of game or competition. I almost wish MHO wasn't even a thing, but I do understand why it's there.
I try not to comment on anything unless I have a story to share. We learn mostly from life experiences, so I like to share my stories to back my opinions. I'm not just pulling them out of my ass or agreeing with the asker in order to get an upvote. Last time I checked, I was at 20% MHO, which was a surprise to me because I don't really try. I just try to give decent responses to decent questions.
Silly questions get a silly response. That's when I might try to come up with something witty for an upvote, but I admit that most people are just a bit quicker to the punch than I am.