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Minimum bounty seems too steep?
Clever bounty reputation hack
Minimum bounty on a question is now 100 rep?

I recently found more information about a question I asked some time ago. To re-kindle interest, I was going to offer a bounty (again) but I'm seeing 500 rep as the only option for how large of a bounty I want to offer.

Is this by design?

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marked as duplicate by amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A, user7116, Arjan, NullUserException อ_อ Mar 27 '12 at 21:12

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Yes. If you want to offer a larger bounty, you'll have to split it. – NullUserException อ_อ Mar 27 '12 at 21:05
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No, I want to offer a smaller bounty!! It's literally the only option. – Richard JP Le Guen Mar 27 '12 at 21:06
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@Richard: meta.stackexchange.com/a/105639/134300 – animuson Mar 27 '12 at 21:08
    
@animuson - Thanks! – Richard JP Le Guen Mar 27 '12 at 21:14
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This is really more of a duplicate of this question: Minimum bounty seems too steep? – Cody Gray Mar 28 '12 at 3:41
    
@The Establishment - Agreed! – Richard JP Le Guen Mar 28 '12 at 3:59
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Once you set a bounty for a question, you can only set a bounty GREATER (and double) than the previous bounty that you had already set.

So since you had already set a bounty for 250 the only bounty you can now set is the next amount (which is also the greatest amount) of 500.

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