I am sure this scenario is familiar to all of you.
You click an unanswered question and after reading the question, you want to help and answer. After you answered, you remain the first and only answerer with a solution.
After 15-20 seconds from your answer posting time, another answer comes up, suggesting exactly the solution you have suggested, but with more text (not necessarily more detail).
After a minute, more answers pop up with, again, exactly the same solution you have suggested.
After an hour, your answer gets no votes, but the other answers each get at least 1 up-vote, and the one posted right after yours not only has the most votes, but is also accepted.
What would be an elegant solution to stop this? I am sure I am not the only one who is annoyed by this situation.
After speaking to others about this situation, one of them happened to mention in passing about hovering the mouse over the time of the posting to see the accuracy of the time posted, which I did not know about.