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How can I assign a bounty and the "accepted answer" checkmark to more than two equally good answers?

I posted a question and added a 100 point bounty. I got (so far) three equally great answers. Each of the answers approached the problem from a different angle. All three answers are independent. All ...
Timur Shtatland's user avatar
-3 votes
1 answer
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Allow high-reputation users or topic experts to "endorse" answers posted by other users

The problem I am a Physics Stack user and I made a feature request that I was told would be a better fit for the mother meta site. I am a user who primarily answers way more than I ask. In short, the ...
JohnA.'s user avatar
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2 votes
0 answers
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Do we receive notifications about new answers posted for a question on which I started bounty? [duplicate]

I started a bounty on a question. After I started the bounty, some answers were posted and I received notifications about these answers. P.S. I didn't follow the bounty question. Is receiving ...
Random Person's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
267 views

How can I effectively assist a novice programmer with a bounty question?

Asking on Meta Stack Exchange has to do with effectively assisting a user who has posted a bounty on a question. Preface I'm currently interacting with a user who seems to have copied a project from ...
MendelG's user avatar
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-12 votes
2 answers
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Should ongoing support be rewarded with additional upvotes?

I direct your attention to this answer which has been sustained and updated over time. Reading through the answer shows how times change and improvements warrant readdressing questions and answers. ...
Matt's user avatar
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2 votes
3 answers
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How can I forcibly remove a question with no answers from the Bountied list?

If a question with bounty has an answer, you can award the bounty to that answer and that will remove the question from the Bountied list. Is it possible to remove the question (before the bounty is ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
79 views

How to receive a bounty from "Community"? [duplicate]

I was checking some bounties to see and realized that one of my answers was present on a newly bountied question. This one to be specific: 500 window is not defined nuxt3 and composition api I forgot ...
kissu's user avatar
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6 votes
0 answers
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Can Place a Bounty on a Locked Q/A, but Can't Award It [duplicate]

A few days ago, I revisited the infamous HTML Zalgo question. Seeing the "start a bounty" link, I clicked it. I ended up being able to place one on the question despite the entire Q/A post ...
Cole Tobin's user avatar
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5 votes
1 answer
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A possibly erroneous bounty auto-award message? I thought I already awarded it, but auto-award notification says it gave the full amount

Third time's a charm! Starting at +100 for my first bounty on Reference request (explaining) how optical correlators combine light from multiple telescopes to produce ultra-high resolution ...
uhoh's user avatar
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3 votes
1 answer
102 views

Bounties on questions without answers shouldn't start counting down until the first answer is posted, but still only stay featured for seven days [duplicate]

I think I understand How does the bounty system work? when no answers get posted: What happens if there's no answer after the bounty period? If, after the end of the bounty period, a question has no ...
AncientSwordRage's user avatar
5 votes
0 answers
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Make it clear in the bounty dialog that it's not possible to reward your own answer

When a user sets a bounty on a question, the system doesn't allow them to reward their own answer: Can I award a bounty to my own answer? No. This used to be possible, but it has been disabled. The +...
Red's user avatar
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9 votes
1 answer
107 views

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 ...
Greedo's user avatar
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1 vote
0 answers
88 views

Cannot award bounty [duplicate]

In this question, I had started a bounty to draw more attention. When I got an extensive answer by user Eddie Kelley, I awarded the bounty to that answer. Immediately after this, I found that there is ...
user1934428's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
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Is the minimum bounty now double your previous bounty? [duplicate]

I wanted to add an extra bounty to a question I had already bountied (at 100 rep) to make its reward comparable to a very similar question I had also bountied. I wanted to add another 150, but the ...
Ethan Furman's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
117 views

Is there a policy for extending bounty periods in cases where there is SE network outage or maintenance? [duplicate]

If I start a bounty, I expect that bounty to last 7 days unless I award the bounty before the time of expiry. What happens if there is Stack Exchange Network maintenance or outage during that time? Is ...
acvill's user avatar
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0 votes
0 answers
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Getting "Question eligible for bounty since ..." but where is the location of the “start a bounty” button? [duplicate]

I'm getting "Question eligible for bounty since ..." on the following Stack Overflow question, but where is the location of the “start a bounty” button? How to open a program by bash script ...
Alfred.37's user avatar
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11 votes
1 answer
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Clearly mention the 75 reputation requirement to start a bounty in the help center page on bounties

On all sites, including beta sites and Stack Overflow for Teams sites, all users need at least 75 reputation to gain the privilege to start bounties. However, this requirement is not clearly mentioned ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
71 views

What will happen to the bounty offered if I delete my posts through which I've earned reputation?

What will happen to the bounty offered if I delete my posts through which I've earned reputation? For example, currently I have a reputation of 400+ in the Workplace and let's say I start a bounty for ...
19aksh's user avatar
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-12 votes
1 answer
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widely applicable question badge & tab

Edit There are millions of questions on Stack Overflow. I think a widely applicable to a large audience or reproducible question should organize some way, and that why I request this feature (for ...
نور's user avatar
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0 votes
0 answers
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Automatic bounty not awarded to an accepted answer [duplicate]

According to the current bounty documentation (November 2020): How is a bounty awarded? ... If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created ...
Christos Lytras's user avatar
10 votes
0 answers
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Should bare URLs to SE posts show up as links in bounty messages, the same way that they do in comments?

From the answer to How does the bounty system work? Can I use Markdown formatting in the bounty remarks? Can I edit the remark? Bounty notices support the Markdown mini format used for comments, with ...
uhoh's user avatar
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-18 votes
4 answers
194 views

Would it be better if bounties were NOT like ads?

Based on some disappointing early experiences with bounties, I asked this question. I'm new to Meta and didn't structure the question well for my goals, but with some help I've come away with a new ...
JakeRobb's user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer
174 views

Am I using bounties wrong, or misunderstanding them? [duplicate]

My understanding of the bounty system is that it is intended to help attract attention to questions that need more than they're getting, and to reward people who provide answers which are otherwise ...
JakeRobb's user avatar
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3 votes
0 answers
106 views

How do bounties on closed questions work? [duplicate]

I answered a question with a bounty and my answer was accepted, but the question was closed (it was flagged as needing to be more focused). What happens to the bounty? I didn't get it, and now there ...
Salvatore's user avatar
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1 vote
1 answer
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Does a bounty get awarded to the oldest answer or most recently edited answer? [duplicate]

When a bounty is automatically awarded, it goes to the first answer. Is this still the case when an answer was older, but was edited more recently by the original answerer than a newer answer with the ...
Salvatore's user avatar
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-4 votes
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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8 votes
1 answer
253 views

If I set a bounty, will my reputation be deducted from that Stack Exchange site only?

I had got 100 reputation bonus on all Stack Exchange sites as association bonus. I need to set a 50 bounty on a question on the Biology Stack Exchange site. I understand my reputation will be deducted ...
user avatar
6 votes
3 answers
156 views

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-...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
85 views

Improve bounty notification "You must award it to an answer within 24 hours." when there are no answers

When the 7-day period of one of your bounties ends, you get the following message: Your bounty on question [question title] is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. (emphasis ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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9 votes
1 answer
103 views

When a bounty is returned by moderator, is this shown in the revision history (timeline, SEDE)?

Moderators can refund the bounty to the users offering bounties. (However, this only happens in some rare situations.) If that happens, can we see this in the timeline and revision history? Is some ...
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