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I would like to award a user some rep-points as a token of my appreciation of his efforts in helping me solving a problem (In MATLAB exist( x, 'file' ) takes forever).
I already up-voted his answer, but I really wish to do a bit more.

Since his answer (although very helpful) did not solve my problem, I posted my solution, and accepted it.

As a result, I can no longer offer a bounty of 50 reputation (see, e.g.: Why can't I offer a bounty of 50 reputation?).

Alas, the next possible bounty is 100 reps - and this is a bit too much for me.

Is there any way I can give the user 50 reps?

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Find another exceptional answer for that user, then pass the answer bounty along that way? – Martijn Pieters May 8 '13 at 12:00
While you wait for enough rep to add +100--don't go crazy with this--but I'm sure they've answered other questions that may be worth some upvotes. – user7116 May 8 '13 at 12:00
Now 40 rep remaining... – hims056 May 8 '13 at 12:01
You may have already done it, by posting this question: I up-voted his answer :) – Andrea Ligios May 8 '13 at 13:39
@AndreaLigios - thanks! – Shai May 8 '13 at 13:41
so did I (upvote the answer) – Rachel Gallen May 8 '13 at 18:02
(Heh heh; I was wondering where today's rep bump came from.) Yeah, just go and look through their (my) other answers and give a couple upvotes to answers that are up-worthy in their own right. Other people see the activity and toss in a couple votes if the answers are widely useful, and the rep bump happens naturally through network effects. Save your bounty for when you really need it. SO's rep system is fair; no need to try to circumvent it IMHO, even for generous motivations. And thanks! – Andrew Janke May 9 '13 at 18:40
@AndrewJanke - well I really really wanted to say "thank you"! Glad you got the message. – Shai May 9 '13 at 21:50
You can also send him a beer :) – Shadow Wizard May 12 '13 at 13:14
@ShaWizDowArd Baltimore, strange. – djechlin Jun 19 '13 at 14:50
Be aware of before using voting as an alternative, as suggested in some comment(s) here ... Would be nice if that page would better explain what "When a single user continually votes" exactly means ... Like is it yes or no OK to use 5 upvotes as an alternative for a bounty of +50 ? Which to me seems like a "workaround" also if you want to "anonymously donate" (instead of "transfer in public") points to somebody. Clear agreements (rules) make good friends ... Note: I intentionally do not want to write this comment as an extra answer ... – Pierre.Vriens Apr 5 '15 at 17:55
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Either use our bounty system, which establishes a 100 point minimum in your case, or don't do this. Serial upvoting is prohibited and will be revoked within a day if you try to pass points that way. Asking superfluous questions hoping your helpful answerer will answer is problematic for so many reasons.

Anyway, you're at 8k rep. How did the answerer do something so extremely helpful over your SO career that is worth a 50 rep reward, but a 100 rep reward is, eh, too much?

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