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When I visit SE questions, I can see a "start a bounty" link, but I can't see it in meta sites? Am I not allowed to set bounty on meta (either here or on per-site metas)? Does it even make sense to do so, since per-site metas don't offer rep?

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You can do it here, but this is not a per-site meta, it is a standalone entity.

You cannot create bounties on per-site metas.

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Judging by the faq there is no bounty option. If would not really make sense anyway.


Seems that I'm wrong about it. There are featured questions.

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I didn't find a mention in that faq. Can you give a quote? –  Tshepang Feb 3 '11 at 8:31
Well that is actually what I meant. I can't find a word about bounties so I guess that there is no bounty option but apparently I'm wrong as there are featured questions around. SO it seems that I'm clueless. –  Octavian Damiean Feb 3 '11 at 8:45
Just because it's not mentioned on FAQ, does not mean that the option isn't there. Also, 'featured' doesn't necessarily mean that the question has a bounty on it. –  Tshepang Feb 3 '11 at 13:49
There are featured questions which don't have a bounty? –  Octavian Damiean Feb 3 '11 at 13:50
@Tshepang is referring to a different "featured" concept, Octavian. Overloaded term, as it were. As a question class, "featured" means "has a bounty on it". But there's also a special moderator-only tag "featured" that can be put on questions on Meta sites to advertise on the main Q&A. Note that this latter one doesn't have anything to do with the "featured" tab. –  Grace Note Feb 3 '11 at 13:59
@GraceNote Thanks for the info. Did know that. –  Octavian Damiean Feb 3 '11 at 14:31

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