Currently the "UserId" info is stripped from the Votes table for "BountyStart" and "BountyClose" vote types (i.e. for VoteTypeId=8 and VoteTypeId=9 respectively, check an example). Since this information is public on the SO (can be seen in question rev. history and in user profile as well) it would be nice to have it also available in the Data Dump.

@Those who upvoted this request: you may also like the related one Add bounty details to Data Dump for "BountyStart" event.

When both of these requests got implemented we'll be able to write sophisticated queries determining top bounty starters and winners, altruists and sponsors etc. (and yeah, we could propose some new badges to reward them). So if you like it, support it!

  • 2
    - I second this.
    – cbroughton
    Nov 12 '11 at 17:18
  • 24 upvotes. Just one upvote till my first ever "Good Answer" badge. I wonder if anyone here on the Meta upvotes old status-completed questions… :-)
    – Idolon
    May 22 '12 at 8:39
  • 25! Upvote heroes are among us :)
    – Idolon
    Aug 20 '12 at 12:00

Sure, makes sense.

  1. I added the bounty starters
  2. I added the start amount for the bounty
  3. You can extrapolate by the "end" amount of the bounty if it was awarded by community or not

Coming to the data dump near you ... some time in the next few weeks / days

I see no point in adding info for the closers ... you can figure that one out anyway.

  • Excellent! Thanks a lot, Sam.
    – Idolon
    Jan 24 '12 at 11:46

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