Accepts are green, that's good.

But why is the color of bounties green in summary, recent rep?

Bounties are blue everywhere, so make them blue there!

So can we change the color of bounties from green to blue? It would make a whole lot more sense and better to differentiate rep earned from accepts and bounties.

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    +70 is a mix of bounty and something else (+20) though. Are you proposing to make the square blue if any of the rep in it came from a bounty?
    – Jason C
    Nov 5, 2014 at 21:57
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    @Jason yes, as with accepts: if any of rep comes in with accept on this post, it has green background.
    – nicael
    Nov 5, 2014 at 22:00
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    @JasonC Just look at the full reputation tab of the profile.
    – Scimonster
    Nov 6, 2014 at 5:59
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    possible duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/209471/… Nov 7, 2014 at 5:47
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    @Inf tssss. Anyway, thats what the bounties for. :D
    – nicael
    Nov 7, 2014 at 20:51
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    @Inf Now closing is impossible as it will lead to recursion :)
    – nicael
    Nov 8, 2014 at 22:33
  • I know nic, that's why I answered it ;) Nov 8, 2014 at 23:33
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    Now this post can be used as a dupe target to close other blue bounty posts because it has upvoted answers! Nov 9, 2014 at 7:02
  • Noice freehand circle, even if they aren't red.
    – user311528
    May 7, 2016 at 16:55
  • I changed the summary to reputation-summary, seems more appropriate.
    – Ollie
    Sep 27, 2020 at 15:13

2 Answers 2


I agree. Blue would be more meaningful than green.

It will make the UI more consistent, because it appears blue in the full reputation tab of the profile and green in the recent rep summary at present. This has been reported by others in the past as well.

Please make it blue!


Shouldn't a bounty just be separate from the other rep changes? Blue for bounties and votes might confuse some people ("why does it say I got 70 rep for a bounty?").

Since people don't get bounties often, it makes sense to emphasize them too.

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    But... It will inconsistent. All events on one post are grouped. Anyway, better than current behavior :)
    – nicael
    Nov 8, 2014 at 18:30
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    @nicael But my mommy says bounties are special.
    – bjb568
    Nov 8, 2014 at 18:31
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    Not special for me :D
    – nicael
    Nov 8, 2014 at 18:32
  • @nicael Only cos of the Socks :P
    – Tim
    Apr 19, 2015 at 18:08
  • You could put a blue rectangle with the amount earned from the bounty to the left of (below?) the existing one—kind of like the indicator on the answer awarded the bounty. Apr 19, 2015 at 18:20

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