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Order of the answers: why would the answer from a "Supreme Geek" be listed before a mere mortal's answer?

Why would the answer from a "Supreme Geek" be listed before someone who's answer came before, albeit by less than a minute? For context, the person who asked the question has yet to select a best answer

Simon
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Answers are added as users post them, in chronological order. It has nothing to do with their status.

Your question seems to hint that some answers being more valid than others based in status. That, IMHO is not the case. Most people here simply want to help out, some are very dedicated to making the fastest reply (you get bonus points when you reply within 5 minutes of the question being posted) and some have personal targets on Fizz awards, standings, titles, etc.

There's everything here for most people but you may find a very informative and "better" answer from an Apprentice 1/5 than a Geek 4/5.

What matters first and foremost is that people get good answers to their questions, regardless of the levels they've achieved.

So read the ones you feel helped out, ignore those who are simply "point hungry" (those posts that say things like: "Good job" or "that's correct"...) and share your knowledge of you can :-)

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Alexander
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That’s just how status differences work, hahahah

Fizzy
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Simon,

The replies are posted in order by time regardless of the poster's rank or title.

What can happen is that another poster (usually it's Mike) has already answered quickly.
And you have to refresh your page to see the latest posts.

MichelP
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Simon,
Fizzy has given you the good answer.

Jorge
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I have never notice that. The only time I see this happening is when a best answer has been selected. Then it will go on top

What Fizzy write is the good answer.
While you write your answer, another member post their answer and you have to refresh the page to see it - and you will see how many minutes have elapsed since the post.

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thank you my firend