I'm using Stack Overflow for a lot of years now, but sometimes I find upvoted answers which I found in the past and find again very helpful now.

I think it would be nice to give more credits to the answer and to upvote it again after a long time, like one year.

My main aspect is that I can give some credit directly, a bounty is nothing I have in mind since I would need to wait some time until I can do it. I want to do something "good" now, not in the future.


That's where bounties are for. One of the stock reasons for posting a bounty:

Reward existing answer

One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty.

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    Well true, but it is not sooo much worth for me haha. As far I remember I still need to wait one week until I can give it right? Out of my view is another aspect is an increased visibility which I don't want to give, since it would create unnecessary noise.
    – rekire
    Jan 21 at 11:57
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    @rekire I think you have to wait 48 hours (or was it 24?). A week is the maximum time to wait.
    – VLAZ
    Jan 21 at 12:30
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    Too long out of my view for my I want to give some credit right now.
    – rekire
    Jan 21 at 12:32
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    @rekire - So you are willing to wait a year to upvote the contribution but not 48 hours to award a bounty that is 5x the amount of a single upvote (at a minimum). You have already upvoted the contribution. Upvoting the same contribution multiple times is to easily abused.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 21 at 15:08
  • @Ramhound you got me wrong I made a upvote a year ago and now I would like to upvote it a second time. Serial upvoting on a yearly basis is not really a problem out of my view.
    – rekire
    Jan 21 at 15:11
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    Serial voting of any kind is a concern for the entire community. If a contribution could be upvoted once a year, really bad contributions, could be downvoted once a year. Regardless you would be waiting more than 48 hours for a feature like this to be rolled out. The contribution is either worth a bounty or it isn't. If it's not worth a bounty it probably shouldn't receive multiple upvotes from the same user.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 21 at 15:29

This feature can easily be abused to inaccurately boost the display quality of posts. I mean, if it were like you suggested where users can upvote a post once a year, 10 years = 10 upvotes... per voter, a score that is considered high even for a 10 year old post.

I think, if you don't feel that a bounty is worth rewarding on a post that helped you multiple times, the post just might not be high quality enough to receive another upvote.

I want to do something "good" now, not in the future.

I think the poster would be more than happier to receive a bounty in 24 hours than an upvote now!

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    To be honstest I'm not so active nower days that I would just visit stackoverflow to press on a button to give a bounty. It is also the wrong way. And seriosly you care about abusing voting on a yearly basis? I would guess 90% of the users don't use the sites for more then one year.
    – rekire
    Jan 21 at 15:14
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    @rekire "And seriously you care about abusing voting on a yearly basis?" That's a valid point, but I believe it can be a problem in the future... Jan 21 at 18:36

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