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Should SO introduce a Re-Bounty feature

I recently created a bounty for a question on Stack Overflow The bounty deadline came and went without a suitable answer (IMO). Because I wasn't happy with any of the answers I didn't accept any. ...
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4answers
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Badge for Closing Question

I think we should have a badge ( or a set of badges) for the users who close a sufficient number of questions. Closing question is a form of community service and therefore deserves rewards. Note: ...
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4answers
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What happens if there are no answers to a bounty question?

If you ask a question, and get no answers, so you then add a bounty, and still get no answers, what happens? Do you lose your points to the ether? Does the bounty get canceled?
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1answer
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To have CTRL-B to make text bold in comments

I would like to have similar editing possibilities with keyboard shortcuts in comments as in writing questions. I find myself typing Ctrl-B at the moment too often in the comment section. Please, ...
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1answer
267 views

Is a bounty still auto-awarded if you downvote the answer?

I asked a question. I put up a bounty after a period with no answers, and there was only one answer. Nobody else answered, and one person voted this answer up (only one, no downvotes). I voted that ...
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3answers
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Make the downsides of offering a bounty MUCH more explicit

Apparently there is a whole host of reasons why you don't actually ever want to offer a bounty: You get -50 reputation even if you don't get a proper answer. You can't accept an answer after the ...
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2answers
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Why accept answer without providing bounty? [duplicate]

From the help center: You can accept an answer without awarding a bounty to it. You can award a bounty on an answer without accepting it. The question is why? Isn’t the bounty system ...
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1answer
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Change behaviour when a bounty expires: add grace period, and bump expiration for active questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A grace period of one day to award the bounty after expiration (without remaining featured, of course) When the bounty period expires, half the bounty points are ...
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1answer
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Allow unaccepting an answer to a bounty question

Currently as it stands, once you open a bounty for a question, and once you've accepted an answer for that, you can never ever unaccept it anymore. And if a better answer appears or if you realize ...
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1answer
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Is there a delay after bounty expires before the top-voted answer is automatically selected?

I provided an answer to this bounty question, which became the top-voted answer with 13 upvotes and 2 downvotes. My answer was posted after the bounty was posted. The OP never accepted an answer, ...
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1answer
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To have an explicit auto-selection for bounties

This post is based on this thread. I am not for nor against of auto-accepting bounties. Both sides have their advantages and weaknesses. I see that the main weakness in the bounty system is its ...