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I would like to offer a bounty on this question. All the faq criteria seem fulfilled (enough points, no other bounties etc). There is an 'eligible for bounty' link that points to the faq. But no 'Start Bounty' link.

Why would this be?

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I see a "start a bounty" button below the comments, shows the "start a bounty" popup when I click it. –  S.L. Barth Aug 16 '12 at 7:50
    
It's really not there for me. –  Polly Aug 16 '12 at 7:55
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Seems you were successful. So what did you do? –  Bart Aug 16 '12 at 8:02
    
All I did was ask this question and looked around, gaining a few more points. I really have no idea why it reappeared. –  Polly Aug 16 '12 at 8:06
    
I am getting used to etiquette here and wonder - I guess I do not accept any answer here because no answer contained the answer (ie explanation). Is that correct? –  Polly Aug 16 '12 at 8:11
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Yeah, don't worry about it. I might harass you about your accept rate after a while, but those comments are easily nuked anyway. ;) Nah, no answer, not accept I would say. –  Bart Aug 16 '12 at 8:17

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The minimum bounty amount you can offer on a question that you've answered is 100 reputation points. This is to prevent gaming of the bounty system, as described here: Clever bounty reputation hack

If you are placing a bounty on a question you answered, your minimum spend is 100

Since you had already posted your answer, you couldn't offer the bounty until you'd crossed the 101 rep threshold (you mentioned you were at 97 rep when you couldn't see the bounty link).

Mystery solved!

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(Note: I was not, in any way, accusing you of trying to game the bounty system. I hope it didn't come across that way) –  jadarnel27 Aug 16 '12 at 13:20
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It didn't come across as that at all. Thanks for resolving the mystery. Answer accepted! –  Polly Aug 16 '12 at 14:13

The start bounty link has appeared. It certainly wasn't there when I asked this question. I do not know why it appeared but I had gained more points (122) in the meantime (so not the 125 that frederic suggested might help).

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How much your reputation when you were unable to see link? –  Somnath Muluk Aug 16 '12 at 8:08
    
My rep was 97 when I failed to see the link and 122 when I saw it. –  Polly Aug 16 '12 at 8:12

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