This has something I've noticed since trying to help out on stackoverflow, server fault generally isn't so bad. Is this so they can be the first person to answer?
There will be a question
How come I can't see the text of my HTML page? I am trying to get my program to output some HTML, but I can't see it in my browser. HTML page: <title>Hi there</title> This is a page
Then someone will answer within a minute
Then they will spend the next 5 minutes editing the post so it looks like a normal answer you'd expect to see if you were looking for help, whereas others are attempting to answer the question fully for the OP but they weren't 'first'.
I can't seem to find a method to the answers, sometimes mine appear above all the others, sometimes below. Is this done so their answer is the top answer? Is it to show others that they have this question so no further answers are needed? What's the deal?
Is there anyway to stop this from happening? It's annoying when I am half way through writing an answer and someone jumps in with a one word answer. I tend to abandon my answer when I can see they're going to write the exact same thing as me.