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Is there any restriction to prevent multiple bounties ( not simultaneously) being awarded to different answers on the same question ?

i.e., on a question I had asked - I want to set multiple bounties since I've received 2 awesome answers. Can I set award a bounty on answer A first, and then set the bounty and award it to answer B ?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Adding several bounties says only one active at a time, but @YiJiang says you can award multiple on the same question, looking for a MSO answer to that regard.

And he provides proof in the chatroom with this image: an image that belongs to YiJiang

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thanks for the pics too @drach – Sathya Feb 6 '11 at 4:18
Don't thank me, thank YiJiang – jcolebrand Feb 6 '11 at 4:19
ah - thanks @YiJiang – Sathya Feb 6 '11 at 4:27
Though nowadays the bounty amount must double for each subsequent bounty offered by the same person on the same question. – Arjan Dec 26 '11 at 14:16
@Arjan Until you hit the limit. You can offer infinite 500 point bounties... – Adam Davis Dec 26 '11 at 15:23

Yes, you can.

Here is an example where I awarded five bounties to four different answers on the same question:

Fast method to copy memory with translation - ARGB to BGR

I gave two bounties to the same answer, and the other three bounties to different answers.

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One user can start multiple bounties on the same question. If you find yourself being unable to do so, it means that either

  1. There already is an active bounty on this question or

  2. You already have 3 other active bounties that you started (that's maximum)

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