This would really just be fun. But it might be neat to have a badge or stat for the response time between a question is asked and an accept answer is given. So it would be the time between the original question and the original answer (Time of when it is actually accepted doesn't matter). Edited answers would probably have to exempted so as not encourage people just putting something in a fast as possible and then editing it.

For example, a Badge might be something like:

"The Flash: Gave 100 unedited accepted answers within 20 seconds of the question being asked."


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There is already the Enlightened Badge.

I think this is enough encouragement for giving good, quick answers. The FGITW issue is already a big enough problem.

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    Seconded. The "The Flash" idea is nice but the side-effects of thousands of people trying to get it would probably be counter-productive for the site as a whole.
    – Pekka
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 14:57
  • A good point about the enlightened Badge. I guess I didn't of the FGITW problem as much because I really don't think it is much of an issue on serverfault.com (where I hang out). Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 14:59

+1 for Jon, too many times someone will submit a vague answer just to be first. Later they go back and add content that should have originally been added.

  • This is a "Fastest Gun In The West" answer.
    – rlb.usa
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 15:22
  • Actually, I do this a lot, not because I didn't want to add the content at first, but to reply to comments and add examples I think might be helpful based on the discussion that has evolved. Editing isn't always about rep-gaming.
    – Pops
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 15:44
  • @rlb except that it was about 15 mintues behind Jon, but yes I completely agree. @Popular Im not saying everyone does it for that reason but I know some do.
    – Locutus
    Commented Apr 27, 2010 at 16:15

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