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Fastest Gun in the West Problem


(I've redone this question because I wasn't being clear.)

My question relates to this question.

I saw it and thought the two answers presented were

  1. Saying the same thing, and
  2. Not very helpful.

So I added my own. As I was doing so, I saw that one of the answers had changed significantly.

To me, this indicates one of two things:

  1. Either the answerer thought he should have added the necessary detail
  2. Or, he wanted to get something up (like the FIRST posts you see on some forums), and then edit the answer.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see how a person with a rep of well over 20k can put in such a short first attempt, then go away and edit it a couple of times and that's okay.

Isn't this just encouraging the I'M FIRST syndrome?

At least show some transparency. If the changes are significant, then what's the point of the five-minute grace period?

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marked as duplicate by Jeff Atwood May 18 '10 at 5:10

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Sorry, I'm having a hard time understanding your question, but you are aware that there's a 5 minute grace period where revisions don't show up in the history, right? – waiwai933 May 18 '10 at 1:30

Actually, thats quite normal behavior, for the last update, see edited time

* when did I answer btw?

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I don't understand your question, and the screenshots aren't helping (too large, too noisy). Can you condense it to plain text?

Also as waiwai points out, there is a 5 minute grace period after posting where the original post owner can make changes without creating a revision.

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