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Re: Update: Someone Else Posted First!

by jdporter (Paladin)
on Dec 18, 2008 at 12:00 UTC ( [id://731231]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Update: Someone Else Posted First!

I think this happens when someone sees a new question and thinks he has a good answer for it, takes some time to craft a reply, and by the time he actually posts it, someone else has gotten in with a very similar answer. A kind of posting lag. When he discovers this, maybe he feels compelled to explain why he posted redundantly, perhaps to avoid a downvote.

Update: Looks like someone already said this.

:-)

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Re^2: Update: Someone Else Posted First!
by Argel (Prior) on Dec 18, 2008 at 22:40 UTC
    Additionally, it can be seen as a compliment that they did beat them to it.

    Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

Re^2: Update: Someone Else Posted First!
by webfiend (Vicar) on Dec 26, 2008 at 21:29 UTC

    Posting lag is the main issue for me, combined with the lack of an ability to casually delete my posts. It's embarrassment, basically.

    Sometimes I try to add something with my "d'oh" update, so it doesn't just become "Solution. Update: jdporter already said Solution. I am a slow-witted idiot."

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