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How does the bounty system work?
Post-factum bounty?

I ask questions pretty regularly on stack overflow, and have got some really great answers. Like the bounty scheme, perhaps there should be a mechanism where when you get a great answer, you can acknowledge it by giving a late bounty. Just a thought.

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marked as duplicate by Rory, Brad Mace, Al E., jadarnel27, Pops Aug 14 '12 at 20:01

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Why yes you can: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25933/post-factum-bounty – random Feb 19 '10 at 13:31
    
Yup, it seems to be a dup ok. Feel free to delete. – Shane MacLaughlin Feb 19 '10 at 15:56

You can already do this if you haven't placed a bounty on your question already. Simply add a bounty and award it to the user — Improvements to the Bounty System.

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+1, but you have to wait awhile to do this. For example, I was going to test it by giving you some points, but alas I can't yet. And by the time I can, I'll probably have forgotten about it and moved on. – Shane MacLaughlin Feb 19 '10 at 13:08
    
there is that. and i'm not sure if there's any forced delay between setting a bounty and accepting an answer; that wouldn't be desirable since it might lead others to think you were looking for better answers. – quack quixote Feb 19 '10 at 13:17
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You can always add an outlook reminder @shane – juan Feb 19 '10 at 13:46
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@Downvoter ick.... if not getting a bounty means someone on this planet uses Outlook less, i don't really need those points! – quack quixote Feb 19 '10 at 14:02
    
ok ok, gmail reminder, alert on your phone/ipod/gadget of your choice, a post-it on your monitor, or asking a friend that uses outlook to give you a call in 48 hours. – juan Feb 19 '10 at 14:05
    
@Downvoter - I use Thunderbird, so a yellow post-it is the best bet. (As he clears a mound of old unread post-its to get through to the keyboard). – Shane MacLaughlin Feb 19 '10 at 15:51

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