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How can one answer questions in SO so fast?

I write a question and within 2-3 minutes a person answers. This is awesome off course!

How do you guys answer so fast? Are you setting up some email notification for new questions which matches a tag of your expertise? Or do you have this website automatically refreshed?

I want to get involved as well!

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marked as duplicate by Wesley Murch, Jeremy Banks, animuson, John Saunders, Anthony Pegram Mar 14 '12 at 0:21

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F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 – Anthony Pegram Mar 14 '12 at 0:19
It's not necessarily the same people answering every question. That's what happens when you put thousands of monkeys in front of keyboards. – Cody Gray Mar 14 '12 at 4:52

People are addicted.

This is a consequence of Gamification.

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Well the 2-3 minute is not so fast.

We prepare a prediction machine called the "StackOracle" that will be answer a minute before the question.

I think that some facts like, many programmers, knowledge, speed in typing and thinking, experience, addiction, and of cource love for programming are key roles for the fast answers.

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...and those sweet sweet repz... – dmckee Mar 14 '12 at 1:11
@dmckee correct ! This is the game part... the matrix one. Honestly with the time, I try to not think the rept, but the helping the person behind the question, and learn my self something, and be practical. – Aristos Mar 14 '12 at 1:25