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This really seems like the two accounts are either the same person or colluding with each to game the system. 4 minutes between question and accepted answer...

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They didn't even up-vote each other. – Brad Gilbert Oct 26 '09 at 19:17
I've always thought the smartest thieves were the ones stealing just enough to not raise any flags... – Austin Salonen Oct 26 '09 at 19:31
"Oh look! No upvotes! They must be gaming the system!" – innaM Oct 26 '09 at 19:44
Technically, the question title has nothing to do with the thing you're asking about: Using sockpuppets to upvote your own questions and answers is not rep-whoring. See: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19478/the-many-memes-of-meta/… – ベレアー アダム Oct 26 '09 at 20:02

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

After looking at the usage of both accounts, I see no other similar activities.

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C# is one of the most heavily-subscribed tags, so 4 minutes is a perfectly reasonable window in which to receive an answer to a simple question.

(Orthogonal random thought: It would be interesting to see a list of the highest tags considered "interesting" and "ignored" by the user base. I expect this information is not in the data dump; would it be available via stackQL?)

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4 minutes on C# is slow.... – bananakata Oct 26 '09 at 19:48

Is it only the time difference that bothers you? Or do you have other evidence? Seems to me that the OP simply got an answer that he liked and accepted it.

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The time difference made me wonder; but the tone of the question and the answer really makes me wonder about collusion... – Austin Salonen Oct 26 '09 at 19:29

It is reasonably common to get my answers to c#, .NET and ASP.NET questions accepted in well under 4 minutes, since those make up 3 of the top 4 topics and the top 4 tags' activity represents as much as the next 10 combined.

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