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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, 2016 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, 2016 at 23:03
  • @Oded Able to find a way to perform some action on stackoverflow, even without having enough points
    – pokemon
    Jul 1, 2016 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, 2016 at 23:04
  • So is there any provision of awarding reputation points or something else.?
    – pokemon
    Jul 1, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 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.) Jul 2, 2016 at 3:51
  • Also very related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/277737/…. Jul 2, 2016 at 3:53
  • @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, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 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 Aug 1, 2016 at 23:58

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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.

For security bugs, those that puts in jeopardy the users or the site correct functionality, may be reported using the "contact us" link included in the footer of all sites.

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