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I have the following scenario: A question was made and now 2 users start writing an answer before the other ever posted it. Then the first user press the post button and later the other user. But now the first user down vote the second answer, just because.
Now i would ask if it yould be possible to implement a mechanism, that locks the option to down vote the other answer just because it was posted to the same time (e.g. under 2 min)
I think it would improve the user experience, if that pointless down voting, to get the own answer to a higher rating, would not be not possible.
It happend to me multiple times, that I start writing an answer to a fresh question and then post it just a couple of seconds after another post an answer and this other user down voted my answer without a obvious reason, besides to get rid of the competitors.