That's not the issue cadieman. If anyone clicks on the question, then takes a while to research it or get to answering it, we can all get the "Submit Answer" button instead of the "Another expert is already answering this question" button. One person can still be typing while another is posting his reply. We used to have an option to delete our own replies when we showed up later. Once that disappeared, we fell all over each other apologizing for a while. Now we've learned to just ignore it, except for one really obnoxious person who Mike has had a conversation with.
You know by now that I type some really long replies. It gets really frustrating to have them disappear when I hit the wrong key or have one of my weekly three-second power failures. If they also got wiped out when I tried to post them because I showed up later, I'd really get ugly.
Now I usually refresh the page first to see if someone already posted, but I copy my reply first so I don't lose it. They're so valuable, I hope to use them again later! So be aware we don't realize we're posting a reply on top of yours, or because we think yours missed the mark. It's because we had no way of knowing you were there already. For that I apologize if I haven't already.
There are a few people who add their own comments a day or two or three later, and while I agree that isn't what most of us would do, I understand that was usually just to add something I forgot, so I don't get offended.
About half of the visitors here never reply back or say "thank you" so we have to have a conversation between ourselves. When someone DOES come back, I leave it up to the first expert to continue with that person unless they ask for my input. Usually I prefer to just sit back and watch, and learn something new.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 AT 12:40 PM