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I would like to recognize a good answer giving away some points to the guy who answered. In this case I did a dumb and incorrect question and the guy foreseen why my question was incorrect and corrected it (curious guys can see it here), but I already did this before some times. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that this is a somewhat common practice.

The thing is that waiting for the bounty time and then one extra day to reward the answer takes... time. I know that the bounty time is to avoid giving bounty hastily, but many times the answer for a well-defined question is correct or wrong, no middle way.

Plus, when using bounty hunter the way I'm doing, I don't want my question to have any extra attention. I just want to reward a guy.

What about open the possibility to give away some extra bounty instantly for the accepted answer? Or even better, add a "reward" option, since it is semantically different from a bounty?

Note that it has it value to SO too - I'm actually telling, judging by that answer, that this guy is X * 2 points more reliable then myself.

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    No, because that allows for (more) bounty abuse. – Martijn Pieters Feb 11 '14 at 18:27
  • @MartijnPieters where can I read about bounty abuse, to understand the problem better? – fotanus Feb 11 '14 at 18:30
  • @MartijnPieters if the problem is are there to prevent abuse, for example continuously transferring some of your rep to a buddy of yours., don't the max bounty per day limitation deals with it? – fotanus Feb 11 '14 at 18:33
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    No, there is no central article to read about bounty abuse; we don't like to advertise all the ways people try to game the system, generally speaking. – Martijn Pieters Feb 11 '14 at 18:34
  • @fotanus No, the max bounty per day doesn't deal with it. – Servy Feb 11 '14 at 18:35

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