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11 years, 8 months ago
this post (and this one):
To discourage overly promotional bounties, if you are starting a bounty on a question you yourself have answered, the minimum rep cost is 100, increased from the standard 50.
However, users can easily get around this by deleting their answer, starting the bounty, and then undeleting the answer, as seen
Oct 1, 2011 at 17:06
Ok, just changed it so we test for deleted posts as well.
The intention here was to discourage not eliminate. The doubling of required spend on subsequent bounties takes care of the egregious cases anyway.
Oct 4, 2011 at 1:11
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Given that promotional bounties are largely accepted by the community, I don't see the point for that restriction in the first place. The restriction also prevents someone for giving a bounty when they have provided a partial answer and are hoping to incite a more complete answer with the bounty. So rather than prevent workarounds to this rule, I'd rather see the rule removed.
Oct 2, 2011 at 13:04
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