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For questions about the “Fastest Gun in the West” problem, the phenomenon where the first answer tends to pick up a major advantage in votes.

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Is it okay to post a non-answer and then delete it if I intend to come back later and write an actual answer?

I've observed a few cases of users posting a non-answer on a question and then deleting the answer, usually leaving a note in the answer text about how they will come back later and write an actual ...
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4 votes
1 answer
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Can/should we do something about early answers getting the lion's share of votes?

Here and at many Stack Exchange sites, there's a tendency for the chronologically first answer to receive the most votes. Once an answer has acquired a lead, it almost always retains that lead. I ...
Quadratic Wizard's user avatar