I just noticed when I revisited this site that someone had edited my answer to the Naming the Tavern question here.

No big deal, I just wanted to know if it signified something.

Basically, Joe Philips added -By Joe to my answer.

Was there a reason for this, other than to get the editor badge?

I noticed that another user, Fosco did the same to the answer provided by Chacha102, hence my question.

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    It might be that they were the ones who originally suggested those names, and simply wish to be acknowledged. (Just guessing)
    – Yi Jiang
    Commented Sep 7, 2010 at 11:03
  • Not my answer, that is, they could've suggested those names as well, but I did not read my answer from anywhere, I just rolled with the "Prancing Pony" name and thought unicorns would be better. Perhaps that's what happened with the Chacha102 answer, and perhaps they thought I had posted theirs, could be. Commented Sep 7, 2010 at 11:05
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    Fosco was staking a claim - chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/transcript/message/140680
    – random
    Commented Sep 7, 2010 at 11:40
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    however, an unhandled exception is not so uncommon that Cacha102 couldn't have made it up himself... Commented Sep 7, 2010 at 11:45
  • @Lasse, I only edited answers from ChaCha because he posted our suggestions from chat. I did not realize one of yours was edited.
    – Fosco
    Commented Sep 7, 2010 at 14:40

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The contest existed in The Tavern chat room for days before Chacha102 was brought in on it and made it an official thing. Many names were posted and starred in the chat room, for which the transcripts are available.

Chacha102 opened the meta post and posted some of the existing entries, informing us to add our names as edits. I added mine, editing only Chacha102 answers. It looks like your entry was previously suggested (in chat) by JoePhillips, and he edited your answer.

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