Earlier today I posted this question which yielded a really well-done answer.

I'd like to attract attention to this answer in the hope that the answer will get upvoted, as a kind of reward for the quality of the answer.

Is there anything that I can do to achieve this?

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    did you consider giving a bounty? "A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers." If not - why?
    – gnat
    Dec 5, 2011 at 13:55

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Yes, you just did. :)

Seriously though, apart of posting here you can also wait two days and grant that answer a Bounty, taking anywhere from 50 to 500 of your own reputation.

One of the bounty reasons is "Reward existing answer":

  • Interesting, never knew that bounties had a use aside from forcing attention to a difficult or untouched question - thanks! I also updated the answer I was referring to with some links added and the SO formatted list to improve it and move it to the homepage temporarily.
    – Marty
    Dec 5, 2011 at 14:09
  • Yeah, adding bounty reason is pretty new feature and makes it easier to explain why you start the bounty. Glad I could help! Dec 5, 2011 at 14:18

You can add a bounty to your question and give it to the deserving answer.

This will essentially transfer your reputation to the one who answered.


You could also post a link to the question on Twitter, Facebook, et al.

  • You can also post a link directly to the answer (which may make sense in the context of, say, a blog post along the lines of "I was having trouble with such and such, and then I got this really cool tip...").
    – nnnnnn
    Dec 30, 2013 at 9:43

Reference it from a question on meta!

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    While that certainly works in this case, I don't think this is something we want to encourage. MSO is busy enough without filling up the front page with "check out this answer" non-questions.
    – ale
    Dec 5, 2011 at 14:04
  • Yes, point taken.
    – Andrew
    Dec 5, 2011 at 15:25

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