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Please stop bounties from turning off community moderation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't we close questions with bounties? Allow users to vote to close bountied questions How to prevent your question being closed? Just post a bounty on it tl;dr: ...
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Can't close questions with a bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can we close questions with bounties? I voted to close this question because it was asking if there were any products out there that support a certain feature and answers ...
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Cannot flag as duplicate if there is a bounty [duplicate]

I just tried to flag this question on AskUbuntu as a duplicate. However, due to it having a bounty on it, I cannot. I just get this error: Even if the general StackExchange policy is to not close ...
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Closing an off-topic question with an open bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can we close questions with bounties? This open-ended shopping question doesn't belong on SO, but I can't close it. This is because it has an open bounty. Can a bounty ...
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This question has an open bounty and can't be closed - duplicate? [duplicate]

I put a bounty on this question, because there wasn't any obvious solution. However, recently I found a similar question. But I can't mark it as a duplicate since I put on the bounty. What should I do?...
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Close Question - Very Low Quality with Bounty [duplicate]

I've came across a question that IMO doesn't have the minimum requirements to stay open. The OP didn't show any efforts to solve the problem and it's also unclear and broad. I've tried to vote close ...
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How does the bounty system work?

It's possible to offer and award bounties of reputation on questions. What is a bounty? How can I find questions that have a bounty attached? How do I start a bounty? When can I start a bounty? Why ...
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Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed [closed]

The system should search posts for the word "please" in proximity to the phrase "don't close" or "do not close", and if found together disable the close link for the following reasons: They asked ...
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Why cannot this question with an open bounty be closed?

I have seen a number of questions like: "Do this work for me please" or without "please" If such a question doesn't have a bounty, I can downvote it if I want or flag it for closing. But if it has ...
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How to prevent your question being closed? Just post a bounty on it

The question Win Server 2008 RDP Attack caught my eye as I was going through the bounty questions. To me it is clearly off topic, so I voted to close it as such... only to be told by the system that I ...
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Close votes shouldn't expire on bountied questions

It is impossible to vote to close a question once a bounty has been added to it. If the question has existing close votes when the bounty is added, they are usually doomed to expire while the bounty ...
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It feels bad to be on the receiving end of a closed question

I had 2 questions of mine closed this week on Stack Overflow. https://stackoverflow.com/q/1156830/ (now found here: Is there a terminal app that allows filenames to be clickable?) and What is a ...
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A user places a bounty on a question not theirs, can the OP withdraw their question from being bountied?

Situations where the OP might object to their question being bountied by someone else: The bounty benefactor is a well-known troublemaker and will (in all likelihood) award the bounty to either a low-...
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If a bounty question is deleted after awarding it, what happens?

In general, rep gain and loss for questions and answers that are deleted is gone - it's as though the questions and answers never existed. How does this work in relation to questions where a bounty ...
Pollyanna's user avatar
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Is it inappropriate to close a question with an active bounty?

I recently had a question closed by a moderator as "not constructive". The full close message is: This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve facts, ...
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