I recently discovered that SE 2.0 lets me put bounties on other user's questions, so I tried offering bounties on a few of the questions on math.SE which I thought shouldn't still be open. So far, one is answered and one remains unclaimed, so that's good.

When the question I put a bounty on was answered, I didn't get a notification in the universal mailbox. (Whatever you call that thing in the upper left of the screen.) It seems to me that it would be better behavior if I got notification for these questions, since I cared enough to spend rep on them. I realize that watching the bounties tab on my user page is an alternative, but not as convenient.


After the next build, you will be notified of any new answers on questions you have placed a bounty on.

We take care not to double notify someone when either:

  • they own the question that has the bounty
  • they are posting an answer on a question they started the bounty on
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