A couple of times now, I've experienced that while reading a somewhat short - yet easy, understandable and valid - question, being answered three or more times before I'm done reading the question.
Now I'm ready to type my answer, but even though I started typing, I don't get any notifications about new answers. I suspect this is because the answers were submitted before I started typing my own.
After submitting my answer, I see three other answers I could have sworn was copied from what I just wrote - and the three others might think the same thing about me.
I'd like to suggest that the 'New answers' notification pops up even though, I haven't started writing an answer.
This would help me not making redundant answers (redundant as in writing exactly what someone else just did) and it could potentially help making a an answered question more clear and transparent.