This morning I answered this question with this answer. The question's timestamp is 14:17:36Z, and my answer's is 14:22:20Z. Unless I'm bad at math, this is within 5 minutes, and should earn the Perfect Topaz gem, but I haven't been awarded it.

Unless "answer a question within 5 minutes of it being asked" also requires being the accepted answer, in which case the description should be clarified.


I just answered another question and was immediately given the gem for it. As a result, I'm assuming that the problem is actually a bug with whatever's checking the time. I've changed the tags accordingly

  • You must wait 15 minutes from the question timestamp before you can accept an answer so I'd say that's not it – badp May 21 '12 at 19:31
  • @badp I was implying more along the lines of "answered within 5 minutes and that answer was accepted," not that it was was accepted within 5 minutes. I'm not sure if that's actually a requirement, though – Dave McClelland May 21 '12 at 19:35
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    Pretty sure it also needs to be upvoted. Beyond that, there has historically been some delay in contest criteria like this updating to the profile. – LessPop_MoreFizz May 21 '12 at 19:36
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    Was totally going to troll and answer 5 minutes. But to hell with it. – Fredy31 May 22 '12 at 2:11
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    Woops, we were mis-using DATEDIFF ..a fix'll go out shortly. – Emmett May 22 '12 at 3:47

We weren't correctly awarding the Perfect Topaz in some near-5-minute cases, due to a bug in the SQL query. It's fixed now.

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