Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

My profile page is saying I awarded 300 points for a bounty.

+300 badge on profile page

While this page is saying that I awarded 350 points for the bounty.

+350 badge on answer

share|improve this question
Was there already a 50 point bounty awarded to that answer? – jonsca Aug 12 '11 at 10:17
@jonsca: If you check the revision of the question, it shows a single bounty of 350 awarded ( – Matt Aug 12 '11 at 10:18
Yes, and the recipient has 350 on his profile. Does the system allow for a bounty of 350 any more or is it just whole hundreds (I can't remember)? That's the only thing I can think of. – jonsca Aug 12 '11 at 10:25
Ah, balpha has cleared it up. Just out of curiosity, how come this is coming to your attention now? – jonsca Aug 12 '11 at 10:27
Ah, Figured it might have been something like that. – jonsca Aug 12 '11 at 10:29
up vote 7 down vote accepted

You did indeed award 300 of your own reputation, so the number in your profile is correct.

The answerer, however, did indeed receive 350 reputation for this, because this bounty happend in May of 2010, which was before the changes to the bounty system. Back then, the system threw in an additional 50 rep to bounties (this is no longer the case).

So both values are correct.

share|improve this answer
Sounds good to me :) – Matt Aug 12 '11 at 10:27
Whoah, that's weird. Time fold/warp/paradox! – Ghost User Aug 12 '11 at 13:50

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .