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How does the bounty system work?
Post-factum bounty?

I ask questions pretty regularly on stack overflow, and have got some really great answers. Like the bounty scheme, perhaps there should be a mechanism where when you get a great answer, you can acknowledge it by giving a late bounty. Just a thought.


You can already do this if you haven't placed a bounty on your question already. Simply add a bounty and award it to the user — Improvements to the Bounty System.

  • +1, but you have to wait awhile to do this. For example, I was going to test it by giving you some points, but alas I can't yet. And by the time I can, I'll probably have forgotten about it and moved on.
    – SmacL
    Feb 19 '10 at 13:08
  • there is that. and i'm not sure if there's any forced delay between setting a bounty and accepting an answer; that wouldn't be desirable since it might lead others to think you were looking for better answers. Feb 19 '10 at 13:17
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    You can always add an outlook reminder @shane
    – juan
    Feb 19 '10 at 13:46
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    @Downvoter ick.... if not getting a bounty means someone on this planet uses Outlook less, i don't really need those points! Feb 19 '10 at 14:02
  • ok ok, gmail reminder, alert on your phone/ipod/gadget of your choice, a post-it on your monitor, or asking a friend that uses outlook to give you a call in 48 hours.
    – juan
    Feb 19 '10 at 14:05
  • @Downvoter - I use Thunderbird, so a yellow post-it is the best bet. (As he clears a mound of old unread post-its to get through to the keyboard).
    – SmacL
    Feb 19 '10 at 15:51

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