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example Scenario today, surfing over SO, I found a bit annoying situation for me..to understand it in a better way, see

question-1 question-2

See both of questions, and you will most probably get what I am trying to ask...

Question one, the voting system and my common sense says that answer given by Your Common Sense is cleary better than the answer accepted for bounty...@YourCommonSense correctly called it a cheap way to get the repo points..

Now see the question 2, not so big difference..right?? and please see the user who is asking question...

QUESTION

the real question is, when someone announce a bounty over a question..there should be a quality check for answers which are awarded with bounty...if NO, Why??

My suggesstion is, there should be a quality check for answers that are awarded with bounty and bounty SHOULD GO TO BEST ANSWER not to the solution....

sorry for bad english...

Bounty Just saw th Bounty Definition over here on Meta

A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.

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Just as the OP can accept any answer (and nobody can do anything about that) the user putting a bounty on a question can award it to whatever answer he/she likes. –  Bart Feb 17 '13 at 20:01
    
Just to clarify your feature request a bit, who would arbitrate these quality checks? –  Asad Feb 17 '13 at 21:30

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A user has to give up their own reputation points for bounty answers, so that user should be able to give the points to whoever they feel answered their specific question.

Another answer may be better, but that is what upvote reputation is for. Bounty is for the OP to get an answer that fixes their problem.

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No, bounty is so that the person who posted the bounty gets an answer that addresses whatever they want addressed (people other than the OP can post bounties; if the OP posted the bounty, what you said was correct). –  cpast Feb 18 '13 at 0:22

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