What has happened to the sorting of answers on stack overflow?
As I understand it, the OP cannot accept an answer within first 15 mins (or some time limit like that). I assume that's to correctly prevent the OP from "hastily accepting" an answer when a better answer might show up the next minute.
In the same vein, people sometimes "hastily upvote" the first answer reflexively if it's adequate. So if an answer is voted up really quickly, but another better answer comes around, then the first, lesser, answer already has the momentum of people hastily upvoting it.
In other words, it might be better to slow all answers' momentum during the first 15 mins by randomizing answers regardless of upvotes.
Does that conceptually make sense?