If I pose a question and receive a number of responses to it, I can obviously upvote answers and accept an answer. Is there a mechanism for awarding special recognition to an exceptional answer? I have in mind setting a bounty and immediately awarding it.

1 Answer 1


You can manually award a bounty to any answer; however, you must wait a bit (a day?) after setting the bounty before awarding it.

  • 2
    If you're worried about unfairly holding out a carrot to new answers while you wait that day, you could put a comment on the answer explaining the bounty (and perhaps delete that later). In fact, for older questions that are seemingly answered, it's probably always a good idea to leave some similar kind of comment.
    – Gnome
    Nov 8, 2010 at 13:27
  • 1

You must log in to answer this question.

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