Questions tagged [fastest-gun]

A recognized issue on Stack Exchange sites in which the first answer posted gets the most reputation; that is, the "fastest gun in the West" wins.

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Problem with Question Sniping

In the last weeks, I noticed a behavior by myself and others: Most of the days, there are several "beginner" questions where you know that everyone who has a mathematical education will ...
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Asking questions with a delay before the answers are viewable by anyone

Would it be a good idea to allow users to optionally mark their questions in such a way that answers can be submitted but are not visible for some amount of time (e.g. 48 hours) after the question was ...
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Rapid replies and top-heavy voting

I've become acutely aware recently that a significant number of users rush to post an answer so that they are top of the list of answers. These answers are often very brief, lack explanation and, by ...
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