I have found some bug in the current implementation of Stack Overflow. Since there is no specific thing like "bug bounty" on Stack Exchange, I am framing it as a question on Meta.

Can I contact any of Stack Exchange members here and can get some kind of reward (if bug accepted)?

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    What kind of bug are you talking about? Stack Exchange do not have a bug bounty award system. – Oded Jul 1 '16 at 23:01
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    Your reward is the warm and fuzzy feeling inside that you get for making the community better for everyone. – Haney Jul 1 '16 at 23:03
  • @Oded Able to find a way to perform some action on stackoverflow, even without having enough points – pokemon Jul 1 '16 at 23:03
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    Then post it on any meta site - either this one or the Stack Overflow one. – Oded Jul 1 '16 at 23:04
  • So is there any provision of awarding reputation points or something else.? – pokemon Jul 1 '16 at 23:07
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    No. There are no such provisions. Reputation is earned by making positive actions on the site. – Oded Jul 1 '16 at 23:08
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    If you are talking about the comment that you have on someone else post - that was an autoconverted answer, which was too short to be a proper answer so got converted to a comment. This is by design. – Oded Jul 1 '16 at 23:21
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    @Oded, re: Reputation is earned by making positive actions on the site. that statement would seem to imply that bug reporting is not a positive action. – agc Jul 2 '16 at 1:42
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    @agc how exactly? As you can see here I made thousands of reputation points by posting bug reports here. (Make sure to click "active" tab after you take a look, so you won't stick with sorting by votes.) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jul 2 '16 at 3:51
  • @ShadowWizard, kudos on the reports, but please do not mistake my own opinion with an ironical implication of Oded's hasty generalization. – agc Jul 2 '16 at 5:33
  • @agc - I don't see how that follows. Make positive action -> gain reputation. How that implies report bug -> bad action, I don't know. – Oded Jul 5 '16 at 20:08
  • @Oded said: "No. There are no such provisions [of bounties for bug reporting]. Reputation is earned by making positive actions on the site." which tends to imply...(see previous message). Apparently, you must have meant something like: "Reputation is earned by making positive actions on the site, but no, there are no such provisions [of bounties for bug reporting]." – agc Jul 5 '16 at 21:25
  • @Haney ...says a prison guard in North Korea. Well guess what - studies show people work hardest when they receive personal benefit and contribute back to the community – noɥʇʎԀʎzɐɹƆ Aug 1 '16 at 23:58

Any meta site is ok for most bugs. Just tag your question with and the appropriated component (comments if the bug is related to comments for example), and describe the means to reproduce the problem, what you expected and what happened instead.

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