Yesterday I found that I'd answered a question a minute or two after somebody else (with overlap) and thought I had just not seen the notice that you usually get when someone answers while you are. So I've been paying more attention, and I just noticed another question where I didn't see somebody else's earlier answer (or a notice) before committing mine. I haven't changed any browser settings and am not blocking any relevant Javascript. is this happening to anybody else?

  • It happened to me just yesterday, but it seems to work most of the time.
    – Daniel
    Sep 13, 2011 at 18:59
  • indeed I can repro this on Stack Overflow.. looking Sep 13, 2011 at 20:50
  • ah ok never mind, there is an edge condition if you happen to be "composing" 3 answers at once, but it's not relevant. Sep 13, 2011 at 21:02
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    I was only composing one answer at a time. :-) Sep 13, 2011 at 21:54
  • In few cases, I noticed that I didn't get any notification, but I didn't pay attention for when it happened.
    – apaderno
    Sep 13, 2011 at 23:55

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We tried on Stack Overflow and we can't repro this -- we get the answer notification as expected.

Remember pings to the server are every 45 seconds, though.


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