I've had a look through the FAQ and either I'm going blind or there's no mention of how much rep an acceptance earns. On SF it's 15, so I naturally expected the same on MSO. However, when I logged in today, which I do infrequently, I was somewhat astonished to learn I'd reached the daily cap and the mortarboard badge with this answer that received only 2 up votes and an acceptance. Surely that can't be correct?

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You've won Pollyana Lottery that worth 550 points

  • Yep. The yellow border indicates that it was the recipient of a bounty. Hover over the green checkmark and it shows you in the tooltip.
    – squillman
    Mar 19, 2010 at 2:42

The tooltip on the accept arrow will tell you what's going on.

Also, if the accept arrow is "glowing" that's a bounty accept.

  • Thanks Jeff. I thought the "glow" was just a cosmetic difference between sites and never thought to hover over it. Yippy, my first bounty! Mar 19, 2010 at 3:46

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