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Question: Looking for tips to build “TestMaker” (Questions and Responses) application with Evaluation Engine

There is a feature that gives the bounty amount to any answer with 2 votes. (If the person who issues the bounty does not choose an answer.) Which is a good feature.

My suggestion would be to have a corresponding bounty-refunder.

If the question itself gets 2 or more votes, but no answer is chosen by the person issuing the bounty or the auto-bounty-picker does not kick in....then the person who issued the bounty should get all or some credit back.

My questions seemed to be a decent one (4 votes). But no answer was up-voted. (Or detailed enough IMHO to award the bounty.)

Maybe I'm not seeing something, if so, let me know.

I know this has been discussed before:

I'm not complaining about not getting my points back. (I understand the current policy and accept it.)

If no answers meet these criteria, the bounty ends without it being awarded to any answer, and is not refunded to the bounty starter.

I'm suggesting a new consideration when the "Question got UP-Voted", but no answers were bounty-awarding-worth answers. Or maybe a partial refund to prevent bounty mis-use.

But sometimes someone asks a decent question, and there wasn't any bounty-awarding-worth answers.

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Upvotes already are a partial refund of the bounty. – Bill the Lizard Nov 18 '11 at 21:23
Thanks (Bill the Lizard), I didn't know that one. – granadaCoder Nov 19 '11 at 19:45

Lets assume the following.

  1. I put a bounty on a question

  2. You give an answer deserving of the bounty by content but not by vote.

  3. The question meets some criteria were I get some of the bounty back.

Under today's rules there's no reason why I wouldn't award you the bounty. (Since #3 never happens)

With your rules you're giving me an incentive to not award you the bounty. I'm sure you agree that's a bad thing.

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Ok.I can see it both ways. //You give an answer deserving of the bounty by content but not by vote.// I agree, some might be inclined not to award the bounty......The counter thought would be .. "if an answer was good, 2 people out there, somewhere, would vote it up". But thanks for supplying the alternative viewpoint. While it probably doesn't matter what I think in the grand scope of things, I'm good with the existing policy. – granadaCoder Nov 19 '11 at 19:44

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