Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 153 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

The definition is:

Yearling Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation.

Do the bounties offered in that year subtract from the reputation gained during the year when calculating if the badge was earned?

share|improve this question
    
I'd question whether the badge was really earned if a bounty will put a user over or under the cusp. – Aaron Bertrand Sep 7 '12 at 0:11
up vote 6 down vote accepted

The reputation you gain doesn't include the reputation you spend for bounties. If you gained 200 points, and you offer two bounties for a total of 200 points, at the end your net reputation is 0.

share|improve this answer
    
Giving that bounties may help improve overall quality shouldn't they be exempt from being subtracted for the yearling calculation? – Eduard Florinescu Sep 6 '12 at 22:16
    
Bounties don't help improve the overall quality; they help getting an answer in the cases nobody has provided the answer the OP was expecting. – kiamlaluno Sep 6 '12 at 23:10

You must log in to answer this question.

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