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Does consecutively editing a post, inserting single lines, discourage other answers from being posted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fastest Gun in the West Problem Make first draft of a new answer part of the permanent revision history I noticed something odd earlier today. I drafted a long answer to a ...
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a community wiki user: (in fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki ...
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Is there any point forcing a post to Community Wiki after 6 owner edits?

Personally I think not. If the concern is spurious bumping then simply stop bumping the post after some arbitrary edit. This site might be part-Wiki, part-Q&A but I think its clear that people ...
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Should we be allowed to edit comments?

I am a horrendous speller, and my mild dyslexia does not help. Sometimes I typo in my comments, I look at it a few days later and see something that screams to be fixed. But to fix it I would have ...
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Is Stack Overflow a type of game?

I hope this question isn't perceived the wrong way. I am sincerely interested in hearing some of your thoughts about the title of this post. Sometimes, answering a question on Stack Overflow is an ...
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Sexism in conversation moderation, or, why wasn't I suspended?

Earlier today I was involved in a conversation on Stack Overflow which resulted in one user, Julia Anne Jacobs, being suspended, and another receiving a warning from a moderator. The timeline from my ...
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Reset question grace period once an answer has been posted

When answers are posted within a question's initial grace period, it is possible that further edits could completely change the question (see "chameleon questions"), and render those first few answers ...
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Dealing with quickly edited, copied answers?

Edit: This question isn't a duplicate of Acceptable solution for 'answer copying'?. The quote in the highest voted answer on that question is "Bottom line: if you want to get up-votes, WRITE A ...
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What to do when someone copies your answer verbatim? [duplicate]

Okay, so this guy copied my code verbatim, 6 minutes after I had posted my answer. And he got the accept. He added a sentence above the code sample, which I neglected to do. But the fact that he ...
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What happened to Moderators respecting the editing grace period?

This answer (10k link) was converted to a comment by a moderator while I was editing it (during the grace period). Admittedly in its original form the answer was not fleshed out enough, but why so ...
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Add an indication that a post has been edited in the 5 minutes grace period

Although I think it's ok it doesn't count as an edit, sometimes I leave a comment or an answer to a post, just to come back later and find it has been edited, making me look like I'm crazy for ...
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The fast and the furious [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fastest Gun in the West Problem How can one answer questions in SO so fast? I've been a member in SO for quite some time but I'm using it extensively for a couple of weeks. ...
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Place answers into demilitarized zone instead of 5 minute grace period [duplicate]

I'm going to piggy back off Make first draft of a new answer part of the permanent revision history but suggest that instead of having first drafts included in revision history, just change to a 5 ...
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How did this answer without a single letter get past the Low-quality post filter?

I see an answer (sorry, 10K only if it is deleted) that is full of only question marks: How did that make it past the post filter? Is it a bug in that undisclosed algorithm?

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