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How does the bounty system work?

The title says it all. I have one question and I put some bounty on it. Say 100. Now I see its not getting any attention at all. So I want to add more bounty to it. Say I want to add 200 more totaling 300.

How can I do that? is it possible?

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marked as duplicate by Lix, Shadow Wizard, Mat, Pops, jonsca Jul 18 '12 at 3:17

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You can offer as many bounties on a question as you want. However, only one bounty can be active on a question at a time. Moreover, any user may have at most 3 concurrent bounties at a time. – Lix Jul 16 '12 at 8:54
If nobody knows the answer, the size of the bounty doesn't help. – Bo Persson Jul 16 '12 at 10:36
Sometimes more bounty let people look for answer if they dont know it already. – Shiplu웃 Jul 16 '12 at 11:45
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Nope, you can't. There can only be one bounty on a question at a time.

Instead, wait for the bounty to expire and add another one. You get the added benefit of an extra week of publicity. Of course, your initial bounty may go to waste, but there are reasons for that, and it's not really a "waste".

Note that when bountying a post for the second time, you are forced to use atleast double the quantity next time--for example you cannot bounty a post with 100 rep if you have already done so, you must use at least 200.

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I believe it is double the previous bounty. If your 1st bounty was 100 the second would have to be 200... source – Lix Jul 16 '12 at 8:59
@Lix: Right, thanks :) – Manishearth Jul 16 '12 at 9:00

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