-10

This question already has an answer here:

I have looked at the Help Center article about bounties and do not understand why there is a maximum on the amount of reputation you can offer as a bounty.

marked as duplicate by Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog, Glorfindel discussion Jun 29 at 18:41

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

6

Because it shouldn't be too easy to transfer a lot of reputation from one account to another; that would make fraud harder to detect, and potentially also bestow certain privileges on users who aren't ready for it. 500 point bounties are already quite rare and attract enough visibility for a question; it's not likely that a 1000 point bounty would attract much more views.

  • Indeed - as the more advanced voting rings most likely uses the bounty system as a way to secure reputation points from account destruction (reputation points laundering). – Peter Mortensen Jun 30 at 10:00

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .