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Should the 24-hour timeout apply to bounties awarded for "exemplary answer"?

I was impressed by the effort that Ankur put into his answer to my question "Bringing items into China for a friend - what to expect at customs?", so I created a bounty so that I could award extra ...
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2 votes
0 answers
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Reward a bounty If reason is to reward existing answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to award a bounty to an existing answer, should I have to wait 24 hours? Today, I wanted to award an answer of a question that sounded very cool to me and I started a ...
undone's user avatar
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4 votes
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Disable cooldown for bounties marked with "I want to reward an existing answer" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to award a bounty to an existing answer, should I have to wait 24 hours? The title speaks for itself. I've read this question, and its answers, and I would like to ...
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0 answers
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Why can't I award a bounty to an existing answer immediately? [duplicate]

I just put a 50 reputation bounty and selected Award an existing answer but it won't let me award the existing answer for 24 hours. Because the answer is there, how come I can't award it immediately? ...
Ben's user avatar
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112 votes
7 answers
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Bounty-like facility for rewarding excellent questions

Amongst the reasons for starting a bounty, one can select: Reward existing answer One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. Why not enable one to reward ...
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38 votes
4 answers
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Waiting 24 hours to reward an existing answer is completely illogical

I'm bringing up this question again, because the previous one is four years old and the accepted answer is, well, wrong. There seems to be some disconnect between the people who want this feature and ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
331 views

Why do I have to wait to "tip" a user for a great answer via Bounty? [duplicate]

I found a fantastic answer that saved me tons of time. Really, we are talking a lot of time and effort. So naturally I wanted to do more than just upvote it. I thought, "sweet, they changed the ...
Vaccano's user avatar
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6 votes
2 answers
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Can I award a second best answer to a bounty with half the rep?

Suppose I offer 100 bounty for a question, and get two good answers. The current system appears to limit my ability to award anything other below 200 on such a question. Are lower bounties than the ...
RomanSt's user avatar
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4 votes
1 answer
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Give posts a tip jar

There have been some questions with users expressing their confusion about the fact that the bounty system gives you the option to "Reward existing answers" but you have to wait a full day, anyway (1,...
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0 votes
1 answer
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how to award a bounty(+50) instantly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I want to award +50 for the user who answered my question. Do I need to start a bounty and after 24 hours offer it? Or can I just offer +50 ...
DinushanM's user avatar
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2 answers
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Redefine the "Reward existing answer" bounty reason

The reason is currently defined as: Reward existing answer One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. This bounty reason is the only one present that currently ...
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Need a new "award" bounty

Problem: Now that subsequent bounties on a given question have to be greater than the previous bounty, there is no way to reward multiple good answers that weren't chosen as the accepted answer, but ...
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