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I thought that I could give an additional 50 bounty points for an answer if I wanted to, but it would appear that I am restricted to only giving an additional 100. Could someone please tell me why this is so? Is there way around this restriction?

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Either you:

  1. Have already answered this question (then mininmal limit is 100)

  2. Already had started a 50 rep bounty on this question before (each time the minimal bounty amount doubles)

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  • So, I you're saying that I shouldn't have marked it as answered and then upped the bounty prior to marking it as answered? How is that intuitive? Why have any such restriction anyway?
    – Adrian
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:25
  • @Adr Not marked, but directly answered. Have you answered the question you want to start the bounty on?
    – nicael
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:27
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    I had started the bounty on an unanswered question, stating that I would give an additional 50 if another criteria was met. Someone answered with the additional criteria met, so I marked it as answered, gave the bounty, and then tried to give an additional 50 as a bounty. I was then rebuffed by the system, saying that I could only give 100.
    – Adrian
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:29
  • @Adr then look at the second point of my answer.
    – nicael
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:30
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    So you're saying that my 1st comment is correct then. And I say again, How is that intuitive? Why have any such restriction anyway?
    – Adrian
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:31
  • @Adr Regardless of any answers, the bounty amount doubles each time you want to start a new bounty.
    – nicael
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:33
  • Then I should have started another bounty and let the 1st one elapse?
    – Adrian
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:35
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  • @adr wut? You can't start multiple bounties simultaneously.
    – nicael
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:36
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    Ok, then there should be a mechanism to just give someone bounty points to circumvent the problem of using bounties as a way of advertising answers for extra points.
    – Adrian
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:41
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    @Adrian you should have simply started a +100 bounty in the first place, not +50 if you were willing to spend 100 on it. Mar 17, 2015 at 22:45
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    No I shouldn't have to. I was willing to if certain EXTRA criteria was met. Not if it was not.
    – Adrian
    Mar 17, 2015 at 22:50

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