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On this question, where the “start bounty” link should be, I see:

question eligible for bounty Jun 5 ’12 at 0:00

Haha, what? (Clicking it takes me to the help page.)

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    I see the link and clicking it gives me the popup. What browser, OS and year are you posting from? – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 15:21
  • @Oded: Chromium 28.0.1500.95, Linux, 2013. – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 15:24
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    You are 15 years old. It's a bit early to desperately hold on to your youth... – Bart Aug 7 '13 at 15:26
  • I used you as an example last night, hope it is not a problem meta.stackexchange.com/a/192211/217863 – apaul Aug 7 '13 at 15:27
  • @Oded: Reproducible in Firefox 22.0 in the same year, freshly logged-in. – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 15:29
  • @apaul34208: Not a problem :) – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 15:29
  • Is that happening to you only on that question, or on others as well? – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 15:30
  • @Oded: Only on that question, as far as I can tell. (And it also happens with JavaScript disabled — if that helps any.) – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 15:32
  • Any javascript / network errors? – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 15:34
  • @Oded: None. (When I turn my extensions off.) – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 15:35
  • It would be fun if this were related to the fact that it was asked at 0:00:12 UTC. I’ll try to find another question like that. – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 15:37
  • @minitech - It would be strange. – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 15:40
  • @minitech DIY metabugfix: you are the web developer, you fix it... – H2CO3 Aug 7 '13 at 15:45
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You have had bounties on this question before. Actually, you had a 500 bounty on it.

As result, you can't offer another bounty on it. Additionally, having < 500 rep doesn't help with the logic (say you had a 400 bounty there but < 450 rep - you can't offer a bounty).

This is why you are not seeing a start a bounty link - a fairly unique set of conditions - it is your own question, you have had a max bounty on it and you have less rep than what the max for a bounty is.

This is a real edge case - not sure what we will do about it.

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  • So where is the code getting the date from? And since you already have logic that selectively displays the "start a bounty" link, why can't you also hide the eligibility message? – Cody Gray Aug 7 '13 at 15:59
  • So does this only happen on my own questions? I found another one “question eligible for bounty Feb 3 at 16:29”, but this question and this question have hidden the links, as it should be. – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 16:00
  • @Oded - I'm fairly certain I've had a 500 bounty on this question but I still see the start bounty link. Am I misreading your post? – Adam Rackis Aug 7 '13 at 16:06
  • @AdamRackis: At 500, you can start another 500. And you have 13,918 rep. – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 16:07
  • Ahh - thanks - got it. I don't think I've ever seen a moderator with < 500 rep on meta :) – Adam Rackis Aug 7 '13 at 16:08
  • @AdamRackis: I had 1 once. There’s a 2014-04-01 bug report preview for you there, by the way ;) – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 16:09
  • @minitech - ha! Creating posts on 4/1 is a fine art. I'm fairly proud of my net score of zero on my last one – Adam Rackis Aug 7 '13 at 16:12
  • @AdamRackis - There is a specific set of conditions here. Including having rep < 500. – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 16:41
  • Well <click, click> a certain mod is no longer < 500, so problem solved :-D – Adam Rackis Aug 7 '13 at 16:43
  • @minitech - Yes, own question is also one of the conditions... Like I said - a real edge case. I will look at it tomorrow to see if we can make this a bit saner (we shouldn't display a message like this anyways - not for a bounty start in the past) – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 16:45
  • @minitech - Now that you have > 500 again, you should be able to see the link... – Oded Aug 7 '13 at 16:47
  • @Oded: Yep! Thanks. – Ry- Aug 7 '13 at 16:48
  • Aaaaaaand it's gone. – Adam Rackis Aug 7 '13 at 16:48
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    @hims056 - currently, just changed it to make more sense if it happened in the past. – Oded Aug 8 '13 at 11:03
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    @hims056 - not 5 minutes ago. Still needs to be deployed. – Oded Aug 8 '13 at 11:04

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