I've been a member in SO for quite some time but I'm using it extensively for a couple of weeks. One thing that makes me go crazy is the speed at which an answer is provided to an open question: It's faster than the speed of light, literally. I must admit that in 95% of the cases, people who answer in no time answer precisely and in a professional manner.
Nevertheless, in 6 out of 10 questions related to my scientific field, I know the answer but I'm discouraged from publishing it because as I type I realize that somebody else has already answered closely to what I was thinking to answer. So I rollback, close my pc, drive away to some isolated place and start crying ( ;) )
On one hand this is very good for people seeking answers to their problems. One the other hand and regarding the SO's 'Reputation System' I have to raise a concern regarding its overall justice: Why the fastest can ever survive?
I know that this is more rhetorical question than a real one but I need to take feedback from the SO community before I quit my job ;)
Thank you all for your answers. I would imagine a more fair 'Reputation System' being to group all of the answers that really handle the topic in question (and obviously aren't copies or each other) to be flagged by a human-semi human-or bot-non-human and be marked as "Accepted" as soon as the user made the question marks any one of them or get rewarded an 'upvote' if anyone upvotes one of this group. Just thoughts nothing more.