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I would like to see some statistics on bounty awards. More specifically, things like:

  • How often are different bounty-levels rewarded?
  • Has anyone got a bounty of more than 500?
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550 is the highest a bounty can be. See How does the bounty system work? – Bill the Lizard Apr 27 '10 at 12:02
@Bill the Lizard: Ah, I misunderstood it. I thought that SO add the same amount of rep as the user did. But as you pointed out, SO always add 50 rep to the bounty. I updated my question. – Jonas Apr 27 '10 at 12:42
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I'm not sure how the data dump schema will be changing (if at all) given the recent changes to the bounty system, but in the meantime, I created a Data Explorer query that shows the number of bounties awarded for each bounty level. You can find the query here.

I'll update it if necessary after the next data dump.

EDIT: Oops! I should have checked more carefully. When the bounty amount is zero, that means a user self-accepted a bounty. When the bounty amount is NULL, that meant the bounty expired. I've updated the query to show these properly now.

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Very cool query! It's a shame it can't differentiate assigned and half bounties for 50/100/150/200/250, though. – Grace Note Jun 25 '10 at 1:01
Unfortunately, that information is not available in the data dump. I have a post written up about how to fix it, but I'm waiting to see the changes to the database schema first, since that's only a week or so away. Looking at the results of the query, those numbers do stick out somewhat, probably because of auto-acceptance. @Gra – Jon Seigel Jun 25 '10 at 1:04
Does anyone know what the '0' bounties are? – Margaret Jun 25 '10 at 4:54
@Margaret: I made a mistake in my last comment. I've updated both my answer and the query. – Jon Seigel Jun 25 '10 at 23:32

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