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What happens to your reputation if you start a bounty and don't get an answer? [duplicate]

What happens if you put a bounty but there's no answer? Do you lose your rep? To whom?
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What happens when a bounty expires? [duplicate]

I have a question for which I have set a 50 point bounty. What happens if I don't award anyone my bounty? Will the points be credited to my reputation? Or will they be wasted since I have not used ...
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Why didn't my Bounty get refunded? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? So my bounty expired and there was only one answer rated zero. To my big surprise, the bounty simply disappeared. Lost. I would have expected ...
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is it 'wrong' to upvote lots of answers from the same author to grant them bonus rep? [duplicate]

I've recently come across a few really well written and researched answers contributed by low rep users. I feel like my solitary upvote isn't sufficient reward for their efforts. (Yes, I know that ...
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Can I draw attention to a well deserving answer on my question? [duplicate]

Earlier today I posted this question which yielded a really well-done answer. I'd like to attract attention to this answer in the hope that the answer will get upvoted, as a kind of reward for the ...
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How can I Cancel Bounty On My Question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I was having a question on stackoverflow which didn't get much attention for a week, I added a bounty of +50 to it. Now I got the solution to ...
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Why was this bounty awarded by the Community user? [duplicate]

I accepted an answer to this question: How to develop a web application compatible with multiple database management systems but the bounty was awarded by Community ♦ to another answer. Why ...
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What was the highest bounty ever posted? [duplicate]

What is the amount of the highest single bounty ever posted? Is there a limit to how much rep you can spend on a single bounty?
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2 answers
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Is it legitimate to award a bounty to a very good answer? [duplicate]

My understanding is bounties are used to attract more viewers for a possible difficult or an urgent question. My question is: what if I already see somebody is answering my question and putting extra ...
S Nash's user avatar
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1 answer
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Bounty of 2600? Did the bounty rules change? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? Something seems wrong with this post. Have the bounty rules changed? Seems that the same bounty was awarded several times to the same user.
Matt Handy's user avatar
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After Bounty, my question did not get a satisfactory answer. What next? [duplicate]

I am really confused about this. My question didn't get much attention even after offering the bounty. What will happen to my bounty now? Will I be getting it back or is there any way to increase its ...
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Can people fool other with bounties? [duplicate]

I know bounties on questions help in getting answers. But it is also possible that some people award bounties to get perfect answers but after getting the answer they do not accept it. Has this ...
Mohammad Areeb Siddiqui's user avatar
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1 answer
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SO points changed (+50) for no reason [duplicate]

My rep on SO went up by 50 just after the site was offline. It says that I get +50 for the question Object Technolgy / Object-Oriented Technology implemented in Relational Databases (deleted, 10K ...
Lukasz Madon's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
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How can I add a bounty to a question? [duplicate]

I can't seem to add a bounty to one of my questions on SO - what are the rules governing adding bounties?
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Any way to attract attention to a good answer? [duplicate]

For questions, you can attract attention by offering a bounty. Now let's say you worked hard and offered what you feel is a very good answer (possibly a lot better than the currently accepted answer) ...
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2 answers
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Where is the bounty button? [duplicate]

I do not see any bounty button. I've checked the FAQ and related questions, but I guess nobody has been so lame to ask this question so far. I'm a newbie to this site and my situation is like this: ...
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3 votes
2 answers
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How do I add a bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I have over 75 reputation points, but I can't for the life of me see how to add a bounty to my questions. I sometimes have seen "add a bounty" ...
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Where's my bounty points gone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I had started bounty question on stackoverflow but haven't got any useful answer. No answer has up votes that can qualifies for auto bounty ...
Paresh Masani's user avatar
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2 answers
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25 reputation bounty? [duplicate]

I have seen an answer which "has been awarded bounties worth 25 reputation by Community". But according to the Help center, the minimum reputation is 50. Then, how is it possible?
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Can I put a bounty on a CW question? [duplicate]

Can I put a bounty on a community wiki question? While I haven't found any information eliminating this possibility, I have also not found a confirmation answer. Given the special nature of CW ...
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Bounty not credited to accepted answer [duplicate]

I've provided an answer on a question with a bounty, however once my answer was accepted I was not credited the bounty. The question in question is: Ruby/Rails: accessing a variable inside a .each on ...
MatthewFord's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
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How do I get my question featured on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

What are the questions in the 'featured' tab on the Stack Overflow Questions page? How does a question become 'featured'? Is it just a list of questions with active bounties?
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Why don't I get my reputation back when my bounty ends without replies? [duplicate]

So I've been on stackoverflow for a while just replying question and now, for the first time asked something python-sqlalchemy related. I only got a reply that wasn't helpful so after a few days, I ...
Gamification's user avatar
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Removal of bounty from a Stack Overflow question [duplicate]

Can I remove a bounty which I set on a question if none of the answers satisfy me?
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My answer was accepted by the OP, but I got 50% of the bounty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is the Bounty system broken? How does the bounty system work? I responded to a bounty that listed +200, and my answer was accepted However, I only see +100 in my ...
Mike Pennington's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
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Why did I only get half a bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I answered this question and received two upvotes, but only got 50% of the bounty (was 100, got 50). Unique results from joined queries with ...
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2 answers
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Why doesnt bounty come back to the owner when it expires? [duplicate]

I had a bounty on one of my own questions, which I then answered. It was the only answer and it received up votes from other users. It would be nice that if you put a bounty on a question and it doesn'...
Daniel Robinson's user avatar
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1 answer
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I've answered my own bounty question, and days later someone provided a duplicate answer, and the bounty goes to him? [duplicate]

I offered a bounty on this question that I asked last year. I have provided the answer with working code, and days later someone else provided a "duplicate" answer without code. Currently ...
daisy's user avatar
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1 vote
1 answer
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Can I change which answer I chose to award the bounty to after I've done so? [duplicate]

I offered a bounty to a question and there is a good answer. If I give the bounty to that answer, could I change the bounty to another better answer within the seven days that the bounty is offered?
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Why bounty option is not showing for this question, it's approx 15 days old? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? Why bounty option is not showing for this question, it's approx 15 days old? How to embed youtube videos in webpage for mobile Safari?
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Bounty Points Refund [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I have offered bounty of +50 on My question link. The bounty period is overed but bounty points not refunded any reason?
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What happens if there are 2 answers with same highest number of votes when the bounty is expired? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? This is a really weird case but I wonder what happens if the bounty expires and there are multiple answers with same highest number of votes? (e.g....
Huseyin Oktay's user avatar
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3 answers
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Can a bounty increase attention to a question with low # of views (TumbleWeeds)? [duplicate]

I have a question with 10 views, and I would really like it not to get lost in time and space. I started a bounty, expecting the question to pop up to the top of some list somewhere on SO, but that ...
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1 vote
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Stack Overflow bounty did not lead to useful answer, but was not refunded [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I placed a bounty on AudioQueueFreeBuffer warning. I didn't get any valid answers — I did get one answer that wasn't helpful — and ...
Chandan Shetty SP's user avatar
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1 answer
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Why can't I offer a bounty on my 3 day old question? [duplicate]

I have 78 reputation and my question is eligible for bounty 2 days ago. Yet I cannot offer a bounty on my question. It appears that because I have an answer on my question, the system requires me to ...
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1 answer
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Allow user with accepted answer to notify OP for sending bounty [duplicate]

Sometimes a person answers a bounty question really quickly and the answer is even accepted. Due to the following points listed on the set bounties page: It is your responsibility to award the ...
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What happens if I delete a question with a bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? If I have put a bounty on my question and then decide none of the answers are good enough, can I just delete the question? Will I get my reps ...
Gary Jones's user avatar
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4 answers
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Why can't I have my bounty back if I don't get a single upvoted answer? [duplicate]

I've been having a lot of trouble getting good answers out of SO lately without offering large bounties. I make a very big effort to make sure I ask clearly articulated questions with well defined ...
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2 votes
2 answers
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How do I ensure a poor answer doesn't get bounty if it's the only answer? [duplicate]

I feel like someone made a comment as an answer on a question with a bounty just so they could reap the "auto bounty" since they are the only answer on it. I've flagged the bad/useless answer (as a ...
emmdee's user avatar
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6 votes
2 answers
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Why didn't I get any bounty after the question was accepted? [duplicate]

I have answered a question, and after the bounty expired, I didn't get any bounty. And the bounty was started by the question owner, the question owner accepted an answer during the bounty period, ...
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1 vote
2 answers
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Where's my bounty gone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I answered Capturing sound from TV Card with C# some time ago. It had a bounty of 200. The bounty period ended. Then came the grace period (...
Kent Boogaart's user avatar
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1 answer
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Can bounty be transferable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? Is it possible to transfer a bounty from one question to another question?
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1 answer
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Why I am getting an option to start a bounty for a question with accepted answer? [duplicate]

Please check screen shot below: I am not the owner of the question and the owner has accepted an answer still when I am viewing this question I am getting an option to start a bounty. I am confused: ...
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Can't start bounty for my question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I have asked a question here. Now I thought of starting an bounty for it, but I can't see any start a bounty option for my question. But it is ...
Andro Selva's user avatar
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3 votes
1 answer
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Bounty starts from 100 rep, rather than 50? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I started a bounty on this question but I could not set it to 50 rep - only to 100. I understand from the FAQ that it is possible to start a ...
Shai's user avatar
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What should I do if I make a typo in my bounty text? [duplicate]

I know I can't edit it myself (there is a feature request to enable this). I just raised a custom moderator flag with an explanation and the replacement bounty text, but I don't want to waste their ...
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What is the different between "start a bounty" vs "question eligible for bounty in 2 days"? [duplicate]

After asking a question, a link like this is shown beneath it: question eligible for bounty in 2 days What is the difference between start a bounty and question eligible for bounty in 2 days?
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1 answer
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Can I offer a bounty to a community wiki answer? [duplicate]

I read What are "Community Wiki" posts? but it's still not clear to me if I can offer a bounty to a community wiki answer?
Eduard Florinescu's user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
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Unsatisfactory Answer to Question [duplicate]

This question is inspired (in part) by this question: sub appsettings in the appsetting node c# This question was asked several months ago by a different user. Currently I'm looking for an answer to ...
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1 answer
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Who will get the bounty amount? [duplicate]

Bounty faq says that if owner of bounty does not give bounty to any answer in 7 days half of bounty amount will be given to highest voted answer. But what if two answers have same number of vote and ...
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