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When I choose to put a bounty on a question, it asks me why. I get the choice of:

  • Authoritative reference needed
    Looking for an answer drawing from credible and/or official sources.

  • Canonical answer required
    The question is widely applicable to a large audience. A detailed canonical answer is required to address all the concerns.

  • Current answers are outdated
    The current answer(s) are out-of-date and require revision given recent changes.

  • Draw attention
    This question has not received enough attention.

  • Improve details
    The current answers do not contain enough detail.

  • Reward existing answer
    One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty.

What if the current answers are just wrong? They're answering the wrong question, or just factually incorrect? The closest I can see is "improve details", but shouldn't there be a "need a correct answer" option?

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

If the answers are wrong, just use a "Draw Attention" reason. In your bounty message you can then state that the current answers are inaccurate (perhaps briefly detailing how so) and that you are looking for a correct answer.

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I would say that "Outdated" works well, too. But really, the added text is the important part ;) –  tohecz Mar 2 '13 at 10:51
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@tohecz If the answers were never correct to begin with (as I read the OP's post) then "outdated" would not be correct. But of course if they were correct but no longer are, you are correct. –  Bart Mar 2 '13 at 10:52
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