I've read a few answers to questions recently that I have found to be above excellent and well into outstanding. In these cases I would like some sort of ability to either give something beyond the 1 point upvote - even if it were some of my own reputation points. Something like a reverse bouty where I can give a few of my own points directly to another user.

Is there any way to do this or is this a new feature request :)

  • Lance's answer covers your options. Giving away some of your rep directly to an answerer has been discussed before and declined.
    – squillman
    Sep 14, 2011 at 16:06

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You can do the following to reward the answerer:

  1. Upvote the answer for 10 rep.
  2. Accept the answer gives 15 rep.
  3. You can set a bounty on the question, then (after some delay) reward it to that answer.

Note, that placing a bounty on the question will also draw more attention to it, thereby probably garnering even more votes for the good answers.

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    In addition, adding a bounty to the question will attract attention and get the question you like even more upvotes.
    – user1228
    Sep 14, 2011 at 16:01
  • These questions are not my own, but belong to someone else. I was looking to reward someone else's answer to someone else's question. Sep 14, 2011 at 16:34
  • @Michael, You can set a bounty on someone else's question. Sep 14, 2011 at 16:36
  • This may or may not belong in a separate question, but if I place a bounty on a question that I didn't ask, do I still have control over where the bounty goes?
    – user164207
    Sep 14, 2011 at 19:00
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    @Jack, yes, if you award it manually. The system will auto-reward it (on not reward it) if you don't. Either way the bounty is spent. Sep 14, 2011 at 19:01

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