An “urgent” tag for questions that need answers within minutes
I was thinking about how one could set a bounty only after two days to give the community a chance to answer the question. But what if a question is urgent? Maybe there should be the option to set a bounty from the beginning of the question's lifetime. I looked around at other options for helping people in need of urgent answers and found this (An "urgent" tag for questions that need answers within minutes) question. The accepted answer for that question was this:
I am very much against this idea. Stack Overflow is meant to be a repository of information. It is NOT meant to be a place to farm out your work to.
If you have something urgent, your time would be better spent asking the people around you, or figuring it out for yourself. On SO, because the answers are provided wikipedia style (anyone can answer) you can't guarantee it is correct, so if you are on a time-crunch the first answer could be completely wrong, and might destroy your application.
Of course that could happen if you were doing your own work too.
All questions are equal on SO, one person should not be able to skip the line or get special treatment just because they didn't manage to get everything done beforehand.
I agree with this answer in that all question are indeed equal and a tag would not change that, but I disagree with the answerers point that this is not a place for urgent questions. For the majority of questions, this is true; the asker does not need an urgent answer. But with the
homework tag, for example, what if the asker needed an immediate answer to a homework question or a developer for a firm was late on a deadline and this site was a last resort?
Basically, I propose that there be the option to place a bounty on a question when creating the question. However, the bounty would have to be above 200 rep as to make sure that the question is indeed urgent.