There is a bug in an automatically generated link:

While not technically broken the link for bounty, https://meta.stackoverflow.com/faq#bounty, does not lead anywhere. The Meta FAQ does not say anything about bounty.

Example bounty link: see Allow more than 1 comment upvote in 5 seconds, near "This question has an open bounty worth 100 reputation ending in 7 days. ".


I think this is because one of my proposed changes when we launched was to remove bounties from Meta. We've had a dozen or so bounties here on Meta and most of them were attached to feature requests and sort of fizzled into nowhere as none of the bountied requests have been granted (and some have been marked as declined).

There was one exception - about two weeks ago Jonathan Sampson started a bounty to create a "tweet this" button with Greasemonkey. Though there was only one response, it did provide a working solution, so I think that this is perhaps the only positive resolution we've had. On the whole, I think that the Meta community is much smaller than the other sites, and even though this was a neat idea, we just don't have the critical mass to make it a continued success.

I therefore submit that my initial proposed change to remove the bounty system from Meta still needs to be done.

  • I got a bounty from Kip for finding out how the Taxonomist badge works – Ian Elliott Jul 29 '09 at 17:01
  • @Ian: would you have answered the question without the bounty? – Kyle Cronin Jul 29 '09 at 17:07
  • Yeah, it was something I needed to do anyways – Ian Elliott Jul 29 '09 at 21:36

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